New Class!

6 Weeks, 6 Love Stories - Remote!

6 Mondays, from 6:00pm-9:00pm (EST), starting November 15th.
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Want to revisit that crush from high school? Want to write about the anguish of unrequited love? The frisson of a first kiss? The person you dated to get back at your parents? Pet love, sibling love, love and danger, even slippery self-love that sometimes eludes us? In this generative workshop, all kinds of love stories are on the table. Whether you choose to write fiction or memoir pieces, in this workshop you’ll write 6 short-short stories, or scenes, and/or the beginnings of longer stories to be read out loud to the class for on-the-spot feedback. The goal is to leave our time together inspired to go further into the emotional well, to feel less daunted by a blank page and use love—messy, exciting, painful and revealing, as a way in. We’ll use stories by George Saunders, Jhumpa Lahiri, Anton Chekhov, Stuart Dybek, Louise Erdrich, Jamaica Kincaid, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and others, as launching points into pieces of our own. 

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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Natalie Serber
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