Speaking Your Truth: Personal Essay Class for Teens
CLOSED Dates: 5 Wednesdays, September 15 - October 13
Time: 6 - 8 pm PST
Instructor: Alan Chazaro
Ages: 15-18 (Sophomore, Junior, and Senior High School Students)
Genre: Personal Essay
We all have stories to share, but we don't always have the time or support to share those stories. During this course, we will respond to structured prompts and study various techniques that will help us write about our experiences in a way that will highlight our unique voices and provide a powerful message to share with our readers.
Whether composing our narratives for a college application or simply learning how to write personal non-fiction for fun, this class will allow you to explore and discover more about yourself through your language, deep reflection, and a few laughs along the way. Join this class if you're interested in professionally and artistically speaking your truth!
Alan Chazaro is the author of This Is Not a Frank Ocean Cover Album (Black Lawrence Press, 2019) and Piñata Theory (Black Lawrence Press, 2020). He is a graduate of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley and a former Lawrence Ferlinghetti Fellow at the University of San Francisco. He’s a former high school teacher, is currently a creative writing adjunct professor in the Bay Area, and the co-founding editor of HeadFake, an online NBA zine.