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The Intentional is a print literary and culture magazine that supports emerging writers and prizes approachability.

Book reviews, essays, and more

Book reviews, essays, and more, all by emerging or unpublished writers.

Tough Love Workshop

Alana Ramo

In March 2014, The Intentional hosted its first ever Tough Love Workshop for creative non-fiction (for grown-ups) at 826DC. Taking place over four Wednesday night classes, they discussed instructional essays on craft, examined each element of highly impactful non-fiction work, and workshopped one piece from each student. They kept it small, limiting the group to nine, which allowed them to get to know each other. Now they are the best of friends! 

Allison Sparks, adjunct faculty at American University, was the instructor for the class, providing excellent guidance and insight for the lively discussions.

Get in on this! The Intentional anticipates organizing a fiction workshop this fall. If you think you’ll be interested in attending, shoot them an e-mail at kate.jenkins@theintentional.com. And sign up for our newsletter for details on our upcoming art, music, and literary events.