From Zero to Memoir - Remote!

Saturday, June 27th, 10:00am-5:00pm (EST)
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Do your friends and family constantly tell 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 do like to write, you enjoy journaling or writing for your day-job. If you are ready to make the leap from idea to project, then this class is for you!

By the end of this one-day class you will be able to 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 craft what you hold inside your brain 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.

We will work to build 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.

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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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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