Online: Zoom

Memoir in Progress: Revision

4 Mondays from 6:00pm-9:00pm (EST), starting October 24th.
Online: Zoom
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Part of a two-part series! Students can take one or both parts of the class. Check out the first half here: Memoir in Progress: Craft.

Do you have a partial working draft of your memoir? Are you in a writer’s rut and don’t know how to proceed? Revision is your answer.

For this 4-week class, students will refamiliarize themselves with the craft of writing memoir, and submit work to be critiqued in a traditional workshop setting. Memoir excerpts of 15-20 pages will be read and critiqued outside of the classroom for discussion the following week. 

This course is designed for writers with advanced knowledge of the craft of memoir who have either: (a) taken Memoir in Progress: Craft (b) have a partially completed manuscript of a full-length memoir or a collection of essays. Please come to the first class with a copy of “an elevator pitch" for your potential or existing memoir (a compelling title and 150-word blurb that summarizes and encapsulates your work).

This class will also be a great determinant for any writers considering applying to GrubStreet's Memoir Incubator, a year-long MFA-level equivalent program dedicated to the development and revision of a completed memoir draft.

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 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

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


  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Workshop
  • Revision Assignments
  • Reading Homework
  • Writing Homework


  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Nonfiction

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