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Woodroof to lead essay workshop

Edited by Chris Graham


Anyone with an opinion is invited to express it, and anyone with a story is invited to tell it, in a two-part workshop designed to help you find your own personal voice.

Martha Woodroof of WMRA, who definitely has opinions and stories, is a nationally-published essayist, the moderator of in collaboration with On Faith at The Washington Post, and editor of WMRA’s “Civic Soapbox.”

She will teach the interactive class at the Wayne Theatre Office, 533 W. Main St. in Waynesboro, on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

“Why mutter about events in your community and your life alone?” Woodroof asks. “Once you learn to write short, first-person essays, you can mutter for all to hear.” Woodroof hopes that some good radio essays will come from the classes, and invites writers and non-writers alike to join her in finding effective ways to communicate your life experiences or your ideas for community improvement.

The personal essay class is free and open to the public and is a service of the Waynesboro Cultural Commission. Registration is required. Call 540.943.9999.