Workshop: Writing the Personal Essay with Maisy Card - Newark Public Library

Workshop: Writing the Personal Essay with Maisy Card

Two in-person sessions:

Thursday, March 17th | 6 – 7:30 PM

Thursday, March 24th | 6 – 7:30 PM

Philip Roth Personal Library, 2nd floor
@ The Newark Public Library
5 Washington St, Newark

Click here to view the flyer. To register: call 973.733.3614 or email

This course provides a basic overview of how we can turn our life experiences into creative writing. Through writing exercises and a study of published works, adult and teen participants will leave class with an understanding of the structure of personal essays and a draft of their own.

Maisy Card is the author of the novel These Ghosts are Family, which won an American Book Award, the 2021 OCM Bocas Prize in Fiction, and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel and the LA Times’ Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review’s “The Daily,” AGNI, The New York Times, Guernica, and other publications. Maisy was born in Portmore, Jamaica but was raised in Queens, NY. She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Writing Program at Columbia University and a fiction editor for The Brooklyn Rail. She lives in Newark, NJ.