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The Memoir Series: Writing the Family

Friday, October 30th, 10:00am-5:00pm
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
13 seats max
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Leo Tolstoy said, "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." In this class, we will try to explore the sticky particularities of our family stories. Through lecture, in-class exercises, and close reading of successful personal writing, this course will give you the tools to help you find the driving story in your family history. We'll also look at writing from a child's point of view and the ethics of writing about family members. Students will leave this class with new material and fresh insights into old material.

Part of GrubStreet's Memoir Series, dedicated to the craft and process of memoir writing. Classes include:

To learn more about instructor Alysia Abbott and her teaching style, check out the short podcast with her in our GrubStreet Instructor Interview series:

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Alysia Abbott
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Previous Students Say

  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Lots of Practical Tips"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"
  • "Inundated with great info"


  • Study Published Writing
  • Craft Lessons
  • Inspiration
  • Class Discussion


  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Nonfiction

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