Writing Personal Essays & Memoir


Starts Thursday, June 13 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. EST/9:30 to 11 a.m. PT for 3 weeks. Explore how to write your personal narrative in a way that moves and connects with readers with Zibby's Writing Community Host Darcey Gohring. Each week, students will learn the fundamentals of how to enrich their writing in a workshop seminar setting. Together, students will examine selected excerpts of narrative writing techniques from books, memoirs, and personal essays to help understand structure, voice, and ways to keep the reader engaged. In a safe, collaborative space, writers will be encouraged to share excerpts from their current work and receive constructive feedback.

Class Details

Cost: $199

Format: Online

Class Start: Starts Thursday, June 6 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. EST/9:30 to 11 a.m. PT for 3 weeks.

Additional Information

Contact classes@zibbymedia.com with questions.

About the Instructor

Darcey Gohring has 25 years of professional writing and editing experience. She is the host of the Zibby Mag Online Writing Community. For six years, Darcey was the managing editor of a lifestyle magazine and has held almost every position in the editorial field. She specializes in personal narrative and memoir. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, HuffPost, Business Insider, Scary Mommy, among others. Her essay “Looking Back at Cancer and Coronavirus” was recently nominated for a Zibby Award. She was a contributing writer for the anthology, Corona City: Voices From an Epicenter, where she shared her experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer in the first few weeks of the pandemic. Darceyleads writing workshops and has served as the keynote speaker for conferences all over the northeastern United States. Visit www.darceygohring.com for more. 

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