Portland, Maine—Portland nonprofit The Telling Room announced today that it will host a college essay workshop, open to all Maine seniors, on October 26th from 10am to 3pm at the Portland Public Library. The event is free and open to all interested students.
The College Essay Rescue is a chance for high school seniors to develop and refine their admissions essays. Telling Room staff and volunteers, led by program director Nick Schuller, a college admissions expert and former UC Berkeley admissions reader, will be available to provide one-on-one attention for students from Maine high schools.
The first hour will be an introduction to the process for students who are just starting, and then students can sign up for 11am-1pm and/or 1pm-3pm time slots to receive coaching from volunteers and work on drafts. To register for an editing session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance. Students should bring a laptop, if possible.
The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center in Portland, dedicated to the idea that children and young adults are natural storytellers. Focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, they seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for their students’ stories. They believe that the power of creative expression can change communities and prepare youth for future success. More information is available at www.tellingroom.org.