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Workshops for Young Writers

Revising the College Essay with Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons


1 Session

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Saturday, 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT October 7, 2023

The Center for Fiction

Registration for this workshop is closed.

Do you have a first draft of your personal statement but want to make your story stand out?

Learn revision techniques from professional college essay writing instructor Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons. Practice crafting story starters that hook readers and finding your endnote, plus receive tips for tackling those tricky supplemental essays.

This interactive workshop, held in person at The Center for Fiction, is a mixture of group exercises and tailored feedback. Bring a rough draft or an essay you want to polish. Get help strengthening the storytelling to prepare for submission.

Capacity: 12


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  • Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons

    Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons

    Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons

    Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons is a writer, educator, and storyteller. Her recent work has appeared in HILOBROW, Marie Claire, Hippocampus magazine, and numerous anthologies. She is the creator and producer of No, YOU Tell It!, a nonfiction series that brings storytellers together to trade tales, speak each other’s words, and empower voices on the page and stage. Kelly Jean is also the editor of the No, YOU Tell It! Ten-Year Anthology 2022, available from Palm Circle Press. Follow @noyoutellit for more.