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Reflections on Travel: Where Have You Been? - Remote!

Friday, May 21st, 10:30am-1:30pm (EST)
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
This class is full

In this time of restricted travel, along with our attempts to squeeze full, multi-layered lives into our homes, many of us are reflecting back on other places we have been. Perhaps we are attaching new meaning to our former journeys. Maybe we are collecting new wisdom in the act of stationary living.

In this 3-hour workshop, we will begin to write about some of the places we've been and reflect on how they have shaped who we are. Through in-class writing, along with exercises that help bolster our personal experience with narrative structure, we will begin to see how our perception of our travels has changed over time. We will also look at what, essentially, those journeys might have changed within us. Most importantly, we will use this time together to begin a piece of creative nonfiction and to plant the hopeful seeds for whatever comes next.

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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Samantha Shanley
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  • Study Published Writing
  • Generate New Work
  • Class Discussion
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons


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

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