Georgia travels the world looking for stories to tell. She is an essayist, playwright, and freelance writer. She earned a BA in English from Kalamazoo College (Michigan, USA) and an MFA in Creative Writing from Georgia College & State University (Georgia, USA). While pursuing writing she has supported herself by teaching English literature, creative writing, and English as a Second Language (ESL).
Georgia specialises in nonfiction, playwriting, and dialogue. She has taught students ranging from teenagers all the way through business professionals. She believes that everyone has a story to tell, and she enjoys helping students find their ‘writing voice.’ She is experienced in teaching beginner students, advanced writers looking to perfect their craft, and non-native English speakers.
You can scroll down to see which classes she has on offer for you.
For a look at Georgia’s publications, please see her website.
The personal essay can be freeing, riveting, and, for the writer, daunting. Writing a personal story forces you to look at your life through a microscope. It challenges your memory and the way you see the world, but it can also feel like a creative adventure. This medium often opens writers up to stories they never knew they had!
In this 8-week course, we will work on the best practices for personal essay writing (sometimes called “narrative nonfiction”). Students can begin the workshop with a story already in mind, or flesh out a topic during the course. This is a safe environment, where students are welcome to explore vulnerable topics if they wish. You will receive guidance on how to start and draft a personal essay, as well as personal feedback from the instructor and your peers.
Discover stories you never knew you had!
The goal of this course is for writers to have one polished essay at the end, and the drive to create more.
2-hour Workshops Non-traditional Essays
Have you heard of a hermit crab essay? What about an abecedarian essay? A collage?
In this two-hour workshop, we’ll learn about these non-traditional essay types and how you can use them to tell your story. When it comes to nonfiction, there are multiple ways to tell a tale. Non-traditional formats allow for greater creativity, vulnerability, and exploration.
We’ll start the workshop by learning about the different formats. Then we will try our hand at using one of these unique styles!
2-hour Workshop The Braided Essay
A braided essay uses more than one narrative to tell a story. But how do the braids work together? How many braids are needed? Why would you use a braid rather than a traditional narrative?
Learn the answer to these questions and more in this two-hour workshop on writing a braided essay. In this workshop, we’ll learn about the form, when and why to use it, and start crafting our own braided narrative.
We Need to Talk: The Dos and Don’ts of Writing Effective Dialogue
Dialogue in prose writing is an excellent way to move a plot forward and add excitement to your writing. But how do you make your dialogue sound natural? What’s the best way to give characters their own, unique voice? Is there such a thing as too much dialogue?
Find out the answers to these questions and more in the Dos and Don’ts of Writing Effective Dialogue workshop. In this two-hour workshop, you will learn the best tips and tricks to writing effortless dialogue that flows naturally and engages readers. Students will enjoy various writing exercises and take away best practices to continue improving their written dialogue.
Course Personal Essay
The next course will start in May 2021 and costs €300.
(You can pay in instalments)
If you want to join, you can get in touch here.
Non-traditional Essays 2-hour workshop
runs on May 15 from 2-4 pm (CET)
Braided Essay 2-hour Workshop
runs on June 5, from 2-4 pm
This 2-hour workshop is on May 8th, from 2-4 pm (CET)
All the 2-hour workshops cost €35
For questions, information about payment, instalments, cancellation policy, or registration, please contact Georgia.