Writing with Courage

$130.00
Members
$150.00
Non-members
Friday, February 7th, 10:00am-5:00pm
GrubStreet HQ (Remote)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max
Writing often asks us to be our most vulnerable and our most courageous. In this workshop, we'll read examples in a variety of forms (poetry, memoir, essays, fiction) that go to deeply vulnerable places, and then explore effective strategies that writers use to turn vulnerability into strong pieces of writing. 
 
We'll discuss the larger social and personal courage that these writers cultivate so that we can employ our own vulnerability in the service of something larger. 
 
The class will guide you through some exercises to help you get more comfortable with both your weaknesses and your strengths, so that you are more able to take risks and free up your writing process.  The class will also give you some meditation techniques that you can pair with your writing to develop your own inner courage, resilience, and strength. 
 
Come with a project you're already working on--or a project you want to begin work on. And come with your questions, your concerns, and your visions. There will be time to discuss, get feedback, and do some writing on your own projects.
 
You'll leave this class ready to create and share work that can have a bigger, bolder impact—for yourself and your readers.

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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Instructor

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Nadia Colburn
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Elements

  • Instructor Feedback
  • In-Class Writing

Genre

  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Personal Essay
  • Literary Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Professional Development & Skills

Commitment Level

Low

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