Writing Home: Nonfiction Intensive - Remote!

4 Thursdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm (EST), starting July 8th.
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max
Only 1 spot left!

As far back as Homer’s Odyssey, literary characters have taken quests to find “home”. What and where is home? Is it a place? A person? A feeling? What if agency over our home is taken from us? How does migration--either voluntary or involuntary--impact one's definition of home? In this four week narrative intensive, we’ll explore these questions and more, engaging with works by writers such Pico Iyer, John Elder, Safiya Sinclair, Rafael Campo, Terry Tempest Williams, and Richard Rodriguez. Class time will focus on reading discussion and related writing prompts, with ample time for feedback. We’ll work across genres, looking at the role “home” plays in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. 

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.

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Jennifer Crystal
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  • Generate New Work
  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Workshop
  • Revision Assignments
  • Lecture
  • Class Discussion
  • Reading Homework
  • Writing Homework
  • Concept Development


  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry

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