Jumpstart Your Memoir: Wellesley

$310.00
Members
$325.00
Non-members
6 Mondays from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting October 15th
Wellesley Books
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Level: For Everyone
12 seats max
Only 4 spots left!

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 settings, shaping vivid dialogue, and honing your voice. We will discuss the process of memoir writing and review the strengths and weaknesses of the work we produce in class using a workshop format. We will also read and discuss short published texts in regards to the craft. In addition, we will review excerpts of powerful memoirs and 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.

Did you know that we have scholarships available for all GrubStreet classes? To apply, click the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button in the top right corner of this pageIn order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your scholarship application and await our Scholarship Committee's decision before registering for the class. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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Instructor

Clara Silverstein
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Great for Newbies"
  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"

Elements

  • Generate New Work
  • Class Discussion
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons

Genre

  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Nonfiction

Commitment Level

Low

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