*REMOTE*

6 Weeks, 6 Essays - Remote!

$355.00
Members
$370.00
Non-members
6 Wednesdays from 10:30am-1:30pm, starting July 29th
GrubStreet HQ (Remote)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Over the course of six weeks, writers in this intensive class will produce six short essays (between 500 and 1,000 words each). Each week we will look at model essays, including, but not limited to, pieces by Jia Tolentino, Marion Winik, Valeria Luiselli, David Whyte, Joy Castro, David Rakoff, Ta-nehisi Coates, Joan Didion, Roxane Gay, and selections from Words Without Borders–28 works of literature never before published in English. Students will respond to prompts based on the works we have read and bring copies of their completed essays to class each week, where they will read them aloud and receive on-the-spot feedback in brief workshop sessions. At the end of the class, students will leave with a sizable body of work as well as advice on how to pursue possible publication of their half-a-dozen essay drafts.

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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Instructor

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Daphne Strassmann
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Frequent Deadlines"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"

Elements

  • Writing Homework
  • Reading Homework
  • Workshop
  • Instructor Feedback
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons

Genre

  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction

Commitment Level

Medium

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