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Writing into the We: Telling Community Stories - Remote!

Friday, November 19th, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
This class is full

Often, when we consider writing our personal stories we consider them to be just that, personal and not reflecting nor impacting the world at large. But our personal stories also illuminate community stories. The lives we were and are living intersect with social history in ways we can't always perceive. In this class we'll look at ways successful essayists and memoirists (Carmen Maria Machado, Edmund White, Alex Marzano Lesnevich, and Jesmyn Ward) use the personal lens to tell a community story. We will also do in-class writing inspired by these works, in order to explore the WE that operates behind the ME.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. 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!

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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Alysia Abbott
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  • Class Discussion
  • In-Class Writing
  • Lecture
  • Craft Lessons


  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay

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