Online: Zoom

From Vision to Revision: Memoir Focus

4 Thursdays from 10:30am to 1:30pm (EST), starting July 21st.
Online: Zoom
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

So you’ve finished a draft of your memoir. Now what? This four-week class will give you actionable revision strategies for shaping messy first drafts into coherent, compelling narratives. Each class will address a revision technique for your memoir: from finessing the structure, to enhancing the details and worldbuilding, to sharpening your character development. While we will not workshop student work, there will be opportunities for students to share challenges and goals for their projects and to brainstorm revision ideas. Expect to leave this class with a toolbox of craft techniques for honing your draft, and a detailed plan for moving toward revision.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. 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!

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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Katie Bannon
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Previous Students Say

  • Lots of Practical Tips
  • "Generative"
  • "Supportive Environment"


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


  • Book-Length Memoir

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