The Craft of Memoir - Remote!
This course is targeted at writers who are in the early stages of developing a memoir, and who want to expand their 'writing toolbox' by exploring key aspects of writing compelling memoirs--finding one's theme, creating a story structure, the power of internal and external conflict, scene vs summary, and other topics. Students will complete a series of in-class writing exercises and review excerpts from writers including Edwidge Danticat, Amy Tan, George Hodgman, and many others.
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:
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.
Previous Students Say
- "Supportive Environment"
- "Great for Newbies"
- "Inspired Me to Write More"
- Generate New Work
- Class Discussion
- In-Class Writing
- Craft Lessons
- Book-Length Memoir