Online: Zoom

From Zero to Memoir - Remote!

Saturday, November 13th, 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
This class is full

Has anyone ever told you that you that you should write down your stories? Maybe you have a memoir you’d like to write but you can’t seem to figure out how to start. Perhaps you don’t consider yourself to be a writer, but you love to write or enjoy journaling. If you are ready to make the leap from idea to project, then this class is for you!

 By the end of this our class you will have a full picture of what you want to write and a plan in place to make sure that you stick to your project. We will work through memory exercises and learn how to mine what you hold inside out on the the page. We will read examples of prose that will help us learn how other authors handle personal narrative, and we will do a workshop where we learn from each other. 

Often, writing the self can be tricky and at times triggering. We hold a safe space for all of us to share openly and get the most out of this writing experience. Clear your day, bring paper or your laptop and get ready to transform your ideas into a writing project. I will give you some reading to do before we meet for our class.

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.

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Daphne Santana-Strassmann
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "High-Energy Class"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"


  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing


  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Literary Journalism
  • Nonfiction

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