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“Find Your Voice. Get Into College” with Amy Randall

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents Find Your Voice. Get Into College with Amy Randall, teaching students how to craft a powerful personal essay for college admissions. The program will be presented in two separate three-week sessions (90 minutes each) Saturday, October 1, 8, 15 @2:30 pm or Saturday, December 3, 10, 17 @2:30 pm at Birdsong Farm Meeting Hall, Route 10, Hamden, NY. The class fee is $90 for each three-week session (scholarships are available). Each session is limited to ten students

Are you ready to write your college essay? Don’t know where to start? What to say? How to distinguish yourself? In this workshop, we begin by identifying your unique voice, so the story you tell is genuinely you. With authenticity as our starting point, we will craft essays that can inspire any reader. The resulting personal statement will be a piece of exceptional and intimate writing that embodies who you are now, who you hope to be and what path you’ll take to get there. Your writing coach is Amy Randall, published author and DelCo’s favorite substitute teacher. Amy is a professional ghostwriter for founders, CEOs, and entrepreneurs. The methodology she uses to create content for business people works seamlessly for high schoolers who want to craft powerful personal statements. By the end of the three-week session, you will have an essay (or two) that reflects who you are (unique). One that shows how the obstacles you may have had to navigate turned into invaluable life lessons (gritty). Finally, how your love of learning is reflected in all kinds of unusual and profound experiences (passionate). We don’t guarantee that you will get into the college of your dreams, but we guarantee that your dreams may take on a different shape after this workshop.

Amy Randall began her career in publishing in the 1980s as a men’s fashion editor for Sportswear International and In Fashion magazines. She then became the US editor of Select and The Manipulator magazines and founded Randall, du Plessis, and Nada, a boutique advertising agency catering to men’s fashion brands. In the 1990s, Amy was the Executive Director of the National Writers Union, Local 1981 of the UAW. There she organized and advocated for freelance journalists and book authors through legislative actions, contract negotiations, and a landmark SCOTUS case concerning electronic rights. Today Amy is a ghostwriter and creative director for entrepreneurs and founders who want to create content that is as unique as they are. She is also a regular contributor to the Christian Science Monitor. Finally, Amy substitute teaches at Delaware Academy, where students, upon meeting her for the first time, invariably say, “You’re weird. When are you coming back.”

To register, visit writersinthemountains.org or e-mail writersinthemountains@gmail.com.

Writers in the Mountains is a 501 ( c ) (3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation and sharing of creative writing. Learn more at writersinthemountains.org.