6 Weeks, 6 Essays

6 Thursdays from 10:30am-1:30pm, starting September 7th
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
This class is full

Sometimes the smallest moment--or the shortest essay--holds the greatest revelation. In this class you will write six personal essays between 500 and 1,000 words. You’ll generate a lot of material, refine your editing skills, explore challenges in style and voice, and take a fresh look at your life experience. By working in a shorter format, you’ll also find ways to tighten your prose and heighten your storytelling skills. Each week you will bring a finished essay into class for presentation and discussion. There will also be brief discussions of published essays provided by the instructor, including work by such authors as:  

Marion Winik
Joan Didion
David Sedaris
David Foster Wallace
Lisa Couturier
Dave Barry
Joe Bonomo
William Zinsser
Terry Tempest Williams

This course is geared towards intermediate and advanced students.

NOTE: No class on October 9th (Columbus Day). 

Did you know that we have scholarships available for all GrubStreet classes? To apply, click the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button in the top right corner of this pageIn order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your scholarship application and await our Scholarship Committee's decision before registering for the class. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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Jennifer Crystal
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Frequent Deadlines"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"


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


  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction

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