Online: Zoom

Writing Tight: Flash Memoir and Personal Essay

Friday, October 28th, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max
Only 3 spots left!
This class focuses on creating flash memoir and essay pieces under 1000 words, as represented by journals such as Brevity and The Sun, and is appropriate for writers at all levels. We'll discuss concision in personal writing, and look at examples of powerful flash memoir and essay. Students will complete several in-class writing exercises and share excerpts during class discussion. By the end of the seminar, you'll have a better understanding of these genres along with short works in progress.

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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Judah Leblang
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Previous Students Say

  • Great for Newbies
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"
  • "Inundated with Great Info"


  • Generate New Work
  • Study Published Writing
  • In-Class Writing
  • Class Discussion


  • Book-Length Memoir

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