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  • Intensive
  • In-Person: Seaport
  • Adult (18+)

Memoir Incubator 2024-2025

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  • Tuition: See Course Description

Class Description

Memoir Incubator 2023-2024

A competitive and affordable MFA-level course, spanning 12 months, for ten memoir writers interested in developing and revising their memoir drafts, a comprehensive craft-based study of the memoir form, and, as appropriate, a thoughtful introduction to the memoir publishing market.

The application period for the 2024-2025 program is now closed. The application period for the next class will open in November or December. Writers from historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Questions? Contact [email protected] at any time.

Special Note: Tuition for this class is $8595. Fellowships/scholarships ranging from 25% to 75% of tuition are available and included as part of the standard application process. Deposits and payment plan timelines are scheduled individually with accepted students through our Finance department at [email protected]

Scholarships Format/Location

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 detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood.


Covid-19 Update:

GrubStreet's space will be mask-optional when Boston's Covid-19 Community Level is low or medium. When the Covid-19 Community Level is high, our space will require masks. Please check GrubStreet's Covid-19 page for the latest info on masking and Community Levels before visiting in person.


Space Accessibility:

Our space is ADA accessible with automatic door openers, ADA-compliant restrooms, desk and table spacing, braille signage, and elevator. Our classrooms can be equipped with ALS for hard of hearing individuals. We cannot guarantee a scent-free environment. For more accessibility requests, please contact our Operations team at [email protected] or (617) 695-0075.