*REMOTE*

Finding Your Memoir (2-Part) - Remote!

$130.00
Members
$150.00
Non-members
2 Fridays, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST), starting on November 5th.
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
See Map
Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
13 seats max
Only 3 spots left!
This hands-on workshop is designed for writers who are interested in sharing key elements of their life stories. In this three hour seminar session we will discuss the structure of book-length memoir and key features of this genre including: finding your theme or through-line; dealing with internal and external conflict; the power of voice in memoir; telling the truth/writing about family; and structuring a memoir.
We will do several short writing exercises in class focusing on the following--identifying potential turning points in your story; finding an opening hook or inciting incident; conveying emotional stakes; and playing with structure.
We will also review short excerpts/examples from several published memoirs. Come prepared to write, and bring a brief one-two paragraph description of your project to share with the class.
You'll leave the session with a clearer sense of your through-line and theme, new tools to assist you in creating your book's structure, and practical techniques to continue working on your project.

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.

  • -
  • -

Instructor

grubstreet Image
Judah Leblang
See Bio

Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Great for Newbies"

Elements

  • Writing Homework
  • Class Discussion
  • Workshop
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons
  • Generate New Work

Genre

  • Book-Length Memoir

Commitment Level

Low

Share

Need a scholarship?

Learn more