Get Writing: Short Memoir and Personal Essay

Friday, October 24th, 10:00am-5:00pm
GrubStreet HQ (Remote)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

This one-day version of one of our most popular courses has a very clear mission: spend the day writing. Through a series of fun, directed writing exercises, we will explore the terrain of creative nonfiction (no five-paragraph essays here!): mining for material, constructing characters and settings, shaping vivid dialogue, understanding point of view, exploring the many forms of nonfiction today, and finding your voice. We will discuss the process of writing and the strengths and weaknesses of the work we produce in class. We will read and discuss some short published nonfiction pieces in regards to craft, then write exercises inspired by the texts. A supportive and generative experience for both new and practicing writers.

Part of GrubStreet's "Get Writing" series, dedicated to helping writers jumpstart their creative minds and get writing. For more on this series' offerings, click here.


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Judah Leblang
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"
  • "Interactive"


  • Inspiration
  • Class Discussion
  • In-Class Writing


  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction

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