Online student Lygia Ballantyne never dreamed that dinner with her cousin in Rio would lead to being published in Eclectica, but when her instructor Rochelle Shapiro and her classmates in the course Writing the Personal Essay read it, they encouraged Lygia to continue refining it for publication.

Several rewrites later, Lygia’s essay “Dinner with Vera” was accepted in Eclectica. Read the whole essay.

“Rochelle and that wonderful group of classmates couldn’t have been more supportive and welcoming. Just what a new writer needs.”

Congratulations, Lygiah!

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