Jumpstart Your Memoir - Remote!
This course has a very clear mission: to get you started on your memoir. Through a series of targeted writing exercises, we’ll explore the terrain of memoir writing: mining for material, constructing settings, shaping vivid scenes and dialogue, and honing your narrative voice. We’ll discuss the process and challenges of memoir writing and review the strengths and weaknesses of the work we produce in class using a constructive workshop format. We’ll read and discuss short published texts about craft, and review excerpts of powerful memoirs to learn how to apply similar methods in our own works. The class will offer a supportive and productive atmosphere for writers of every experience level.
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:
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
- Class Discussion
- In-Class Writing
- Craft Lessons
- Book-Length Memoir