Nora Slattery recently published her travel essay, “A Celestial Epiphany,” in the Topanga Messenger. Nora wrote the piece, “about a family trip to Hawaii [that] evolves into a reflection on personal redemption and the nature of grace,” in Steven Wolfson’s Discovering the Writer Within, and then work-shopped it in Norman Kolpas Writing Short-Form Nonfiction: Your Pathway to Publication. As Nora puts it, “the first class inspired the topic; the second helped me pull it into a tight 500-word essay, crucial to it getting published.”

Like many Writers’ Program students, Nora has found her niche and is loving it. “A business writer by profession, it was only by first sampling Writers’ Program course offerings in a number of genres–short story, novel, memoir–that I have found my new voice as a short form non-fiction writer, and clearly see the path to further publication.”

Congratulations, Nora!

Don’t miss Norman’s Writing Short-Form Nonfiction this spring, beginning April 6th. Enroll here or call 310-825-9416 for more information.

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