Personal Statement Workshop

Getting Personal with College Admissions: Personal Statement Workshop

In a society ever-shifting online, good stories are our currency now more than ever. San Francisco Creative Writing institute is pairing a small group of students with experienced professional writers to help you write an effective college admission essay using the classic concepts of storytelling.

Join this online 4-week course to learn the ins and outs of the college application essay, and get feedback and editing advice from professional writers, editors, and/or college professors. We’ll work directly with you, tailoring our comments to your specific essay, giving you editorial suggestions to help you make your personal statement essay stand out from the rest. This course has both live group and asynchronous sessions. Suitable for both college and graduate school admissions essays.


November 01, 2021 - November 22, 2021


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



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Alexandra Kostoulas


Alexandra Kostoulas

Alexandra Kostoulas has an MFA in Creative Writing and English from Mills College and a BA in Literature & Creative Writing from the College of Creative Studies at UCSB. She runs the Jack Grapes METHOD WRITING Program in San Francisco. She has over a decade of experience teaching English and Writing at the college level. She has been been nominated for awards in fiction, poetry, and journalism and has won a few. She has published short stories, a few journalistic pieces, and a lot of individual poems across a wide array of literary journals and other media. She has performed her work on stage at readings both locally and nationally. She is currently at work on finishing up her novel, Persephone Stolen.

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