*REMOTE*

Writing About Mental Health: Nonfiction - Remote!

$325.00
Members
$340.00
Non-members
6 Tuesdays, from 6:00pm-9:00pm (EST), starting April 20th
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
This class is full
Mental health issues are often branded "taboo" and–as writers–they can be some of the most vulnerable and challenging topics to write about. But, when done well, mental health stories have the ability to heal and move readers, while making us all feel a little less alone.

This six-week class will address strategies for crafting compelling, emotionally resonant nonfiction about mental health. Each week, we’ll look at writers who’ve successfully crafted personal narratives about mental health issues, and discuss tactics for applying these lessons to our own writing. The first few classes will focus on craft lessons, in-class exercises, and low-key workshops of student work. The last few classes will focus on workshopping one longer piece by each student; this will involve detailed written feedback from your instructor and fellow students.

Expect to leave this class with lots of new writing and tools for transforming your mental health stories into powerful works of narrative nonfiction.

This six-week class will address strategies for crafting compelling, emotionally resonant nonfiction about mental health. Each week, we’ll look at writers who’ve successfully crafted personal narratives about mental health issues – Roxane Gay, Sarah Hepola, among others – and discuss tactics for applying these lessons to our own writing. The first few classes will focus on craft lessons, in-class exercises, and low-key workshops of student work. The last few classes will focus on workshopping one longer piece by each student; this will involve detailed written feedback from your instructor and fellow students.

Expect to leave this class with lots of new writing and tools for transforming your mental health stories into powerful works of narrative nonfiction.

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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Instructor

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Katie Bannon
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Previous Students Say

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Elements

  • Instructor Feedback
  • In-Class Writing

Genre

  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction

Commitment Level

Low

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