The Art of the Essay


Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - Wednesday, February 18, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The personal essay offers the utmost freedom and flexibility to explore the writer’s range of thoughts, feeling and experiences. We will briefly examine the structure of the essay, but the heart of the class lies in the earnest give-and-take between instructor and students to make their essays as good as they can be. The group will also discuss publishing possibilities. Bring a work in progress to the first session.

6 Wednesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m., 1/14/2015–2/18/2015

Herbert Hadad

HERBERT HADAD is the author of Finding Immortality: The Making of One American Family, and is currently working on another book of non-fiction stories, The Best Intentions. He has written articles for The New York Times, Gannett Newspapers, and International Herald Tribune. He has been featured in Parenting, Lear’s, and The New York Daily News Magazine. He has also contributed to the anthology The Random House Guide to Writing and Sephardic American Voices. He has been honored by The New York Press Club and Folio magazine. He is currently working as a press officer for the Department of Justice in the U.S. Attorney’s offices in Manhattan and Westchester.

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Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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$295 - Members
$320 - Non-Members

Presenter: Herbert Hadad
Presenter Phone: (914) 332-5953

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