Melissa Grunow


“I found it most helpful and the feedback from both Ms. Grunow and the rest of the class should help my writing. I am much more aware of some of my bad habits. I appreciate (the) help I got.”

“I learned more about what a personal essay is and gained experience in critiquing. The instructor's feedback was helpful and encouraging.”

“The materials and sample essays were diverse and excellent.”

“I found the class to be well balanced between learning more about the form of personal essays and drafting new essays. Ms. Grunow was extremely helpful in giving both appreciation of aspects of my writing and offering suggestions for improvement.”

“Melissa Grunow did a great job of presenting material and organizing the class with lecture, readings, and writing assignments. She was easy to get in touch with and very responsive to questions and problems. I am new to online classes and this was a very positive experience for me.”  

“Very well organized, excellent readings, prompt instructor responses, well thought out lessons. I would definitely take another class from this instructor.”

Personal Narratives Writing Workshop & Retreat

March 10-14, 2019

Sedona, Arizona

Hosted by Women's Wilderness Writing Workshops

$1150 ($100 discount if you book by October 31)

Register here


Let's run away and write together! 

Join Women's Wilderness Writing Workshops for our four-day Personal Narrative retreat in a stunning cabin in the majestic red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. 

Cost to participate includes:
- All meals and beverages
​- Upscale cabin accommodation
- Workshop materials
- Solo writing and reflection time 

- Group critiques and discussion in a workshop setting
- A publishing workshop
- A chance to share your work at a safe "open mic" space
- Professional, one-on-one feedback on your work in progress 

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