Memoir in Progress: Revision - Remote!

8 Tuesdays from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST), starting October 19th
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

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 10-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 (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.

This 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:

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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Simone Dalton
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Previous Students Say

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


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


  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Nonfiction

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