Advance Non-Fiction Writing: The Personal Essay Workshop

Advance Non-Fiction Writing: The Personal Essay Workshop

Get an in-depth understanding of non-fiction writing and find your voice in this three weeks workshop.

With Pragya Bhagat
Award-winning essayist and author of Yarn: An Interwoven Memoir


Do you believe in the power of ordinary people to tell extraordinary stories?

This three-week class will focus on how to weave depth and connection into our personal essays. We will dissect the work of master essayists, give each other rigorous feedback, and foster a writing community that will continue to support us long after the course is done. As part of this advanced course, the participants will have access to resources and publications they can submit personal essays to. Lastly, each participant will receive a private consultation with the instructor. At the end of the three weeks, you will emerge more informed, more curious, and more confident to bring your writing into the world.

DURATION: 3 weeks (13 hours)

11th/13th/18th/20th & 25th/27th February 2021 (Thursdays & Saturdays)

AGE LIMIT: 18 and above

Writing Techniques

Learn how to apply the techniques of fiction writing to non-fiction. You will understand how to convert a memory into a scene and how to develop characters.

Read. Reflect. Discuss

We will read, discuss, reflect, provide each other feedback, and speak our truth through our stories in a safe space that allows you to be both vulnerable and honest.

One-on-one Feedback

Each participant will also get a one-on-one mentoring session with Pragya who will provide critical feedback on your work.

Wondering if this course is for you?

Drop a query and we will get in touch to answer all your questions.


    11.02.2021 Thursday 6-8 PM
    Day 1: Persona, Character development
    13.02.2021 Saturday 4-6 PM
    Day 2: Narrative Place
    18.02.2021 Thursday 6-8 PM
    Day 3: Scene and Summary
    20.02.2021 Saturday 4-6 PM
    Day 4: Sensory Details
    25.02.2021 Thursday 6-8 PM
    Day 5: Mindful Writing
    27.02.2021 Saturday 4-6 PM
    Day 6: Writing about Living People

    Meet The Instructor: Pragya Bhagat

    Pragya is a spoken word poet, award-winning essayist, and author of two fascinating books: More Than a Memory and Yarn - An Interwoven Memoir.

    Her work focuses on the intersection of themes such as mental health, belonging, and body image. Her poetry, essays, and fiction have been published in the Huffington Post, The Wire and Helter Skelter, amongst others. She currently lives in Goa.

    Pragya has been conducting online workshops with Bound since May 2020 and has also been a mentor at Bound Writers' Retreat. She thinks of herself as an instructor and a facilitator, and is beloved by her students and the Bound Community!


    • Developing skills of analysis and reflection
    • Mindful writing exercises
    • Writing and editing five essays
    • List of publications where you can submit personal essays
    • Personalised feedback from the instructor through a consultation call

    All Inclusive

    INR 7,000

    Limited seats available!


    Class Bundle Offers


    Q. Is there an application process to join this course?

    A. No, there is no application process. Anyone who wants to be a writer can benefit from this course.

    Q. Do I have to make full payment before the course begins?

    A. Yes.

    Q. Will I get a certificate?

    A. Yes, you will receive an official certificate from Bound.

    Q. If I have to miss one session, what do I do?

    A. Please contact [email protected] as soon as you are sure that you will miss a session. We will try our best to address your absence. The class payment is non-refundable. You can, however, use the amount towards another class or service.

    Q. What if I have more questions?

    A. Fill up our query form and a member from our team will get in touch with you.


    Bound Testimonial

    • “I'm so glad I took the memoir class. It was well planned and structured by Pragya. She is an excellent facilitator. I started reading only because she inspired me too. We had such an amazing workshopping time. Thank you so much Pragya.”
      Mary Mygiri
    • “The Memoir Writing Course with Pragya Bhagat was one of the most amazing journey I have taken in a while. It took me to places within me which I didn't know existed. It opened a mysterious gateway to memories, moments and rediscovery of myself. Thanks Team Bound for the chance.”
      Merina Toppo
    • “The Memoir Writing course felt therapeutic. Pragya's level of preparedness, her time management abilities and the empathetic ways that she would listen to each one of us made the sessions memorable. Her suggested readings are wonderful and the writing prompts very creative. I enjoyed every moment.”
      Rukmini Sen
    • “Venturing into non-fiction writing for the first time, I had no clue what I was getting myself into.  Pragya really helped guide me efficiently through the process. Also kudos to Pragya for time management and managing our groups.  A very well managed and insightful course I must say!
      Shreya Ambre

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