Jumpstart Your Memoir
This course has a very clear mission: to get you started on your memoir. Through a series of targeted writing exercises, we will explore the terrain of memoir writing: mining for material, constructing scenes, structuring narratives, and honing your voice. In addition, we will review excerpts of powerful memoirs and learn how to apply similar methods to our own works. As this is a generative class, there will be no formal workshopping of student work, though there may be on-the-spot feedback of in-class writing. The class will offer a supportive and productive atmosphere for writers of every experience level.
Please Note: Class Will Not Meet on October 10th (Indigenous People's Day).
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!
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.
Previous Students Say
- "Supportive Environment"
- "Great for Newbies"
- "Inspired Me to Write More"
- Generate New Work
- Craft Lessons
- In-Class Writing
- Class Discussion
- Book-Length Memoir