6 Weeks, 3 Essays - Remote!

6 Saturdays, from 2:30pm-5:30pm (EST) starting January 16th
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
14 seats max
Only 2 spots left!

Sometimes the smallest moment (or the shortest essay) holds the greatest revelation. But when it comes to writing our own lives, it can be difficult to know where to begin. This course is for writers who are ready to produce new work but need the inspiration and accountability to get started. In this course, you will have one goal: to write three essays in the space of six weeks. During the first half of class, you will write three essay drafts, and during the second half, you will have the opportunity to revise one of them. Each week, we’ll explore a different topic or theme to inspire our work, reading and studying the craft of essays by authors such as Roxane Gay, Joan Didion, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and others. We’ll put the tools we learn into practice through a weekly writing prompt. You’ll have the opportunity to share three drafts for on-the-spot feedback, and one revision for feedback from the instructor and your fellow writers. You will come out of the course with at least three new essays, at least one polished revision, and the insight and inspiration to continue writing and revising.

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Zyanya Avila Louis
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Previous Students Say

  • Frequent Deadlines
  • Generative
  • Inspired Me to Write More


  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Workshop
  • Reading Homework
  • Writing Homework


  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction

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