Open to all mentees and HMH employees
Sometimes the most important and meaningful writing assignments are the hardest ones to do—for example, a toast or tribute to someone we admire, a thank you letter, wedding vows or a personal essay for college. In this workshop, both mentees and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt mentors-for-the-day, will play with techniques to help break through the pressure and stress of writing to get to the heart of what they want to express.
All will participate in the Active Listening feedback technique. Employees will also share the obstacles they have faced in their own professional journeys.
Bonus: Writing speeches and vows is a great career for a wordsmith! And of course, the personal statement is valuable not only for college, but graduate school, scholarships and many other important opportunities.
Sheena Daree Miller (she/they) is a writer based between Brooklyn and South Florida. Her writing has been published, or is forthcoming, in Ms. Magazine, The Rumpus, Zone 3 Press, Split Lip Magazine, Autostraddle, Taco Bell Quarterly and elsewhere. Their writing has graciously been supported by The Seventh Wave, Aspen Words, Columbia Journalism School, and St. Nell’s Humor Writing Residency for Ladies. Sheena was a 2021 Margolis Award finalist and the recipient of the Dave Family Humor Studies Award. In her faculty development role at The New School, she facilitates workshops and develops resources to support both new and returning instructors in teaching for equity and inclusion. She is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisor for Girls Write Now.
Writing Works Mentees are required to attend one Writing Works workshop per month.
Writing 360 Mentees & Publishing 360 Mentees, all Writing Works workshops are optional.
You will receive a Zoom confirmation email within five minutes of submitting your registration. See you soon!