Online: Zoom

Mapping the Self: Writing Your Bio

Friday, March 3rd, from 6:00pm-9:00pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Have you ever cringed at being asked to submit a professional or artist bio? Writing a bio can feel daunting and tedious, but there is no escaping that it’s a must-have for professionals and working artists. Few resources are available to help navigate this grueling process, nevermind address the emotional labor that comes from documenting and summarizing our life journey. This workshop offers a step-by-step process for writing a professional/artist bio while providing thoughtful prompts and therapeutic exercises to navigate the ick of it all. You will engage your life journey with creativity, care, and compassion in order to develop a bio you can feel confident in and use for various occasions.

Class Format

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!

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 detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.


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Previous Students Say

  • "Inspired Me to Write More"
  • "Inundated with Great Info"


  • Generate New Work
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Lecture
  • In-Class Reading
  • Class Discussion


  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Publishing & Promotion
  • Poetry
  • Professional Development & Skills

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