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  • Seminar
  • What Cheer Writers Club, Providence, RI
  • Adult (18+)

Finding Your Memoir's Narrative: Providence

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  • $150.00 Non-Member
  • $130.00 Member

Class Description

Need some help getting started with your memoir or developing an existing manuscript? Strengthen your project in this six hour class designed to address problem areas and rediscover a sense of purpose. One of the challenges of memoir-writing can be turning the messiness of being human into a magnetic story with structural integrity. We’ll draw on both traditional and innovative techniques, and writers and thinkers such as Maggie Nelson, Joan Didion, Patti Smith, Aleksandar Hémon, Geoff Dyer, Carmen Maria Machado, Han Kang (and some others who will surprise you) to learn how the events of a life can form a cohesive story and how to find the spine of a great memoir.

Learn to:

Locate the thread of your narrative

Organize your material

Work around obstacles such as procrastination

Discover what your idea is telling you

Find the joy in writing even a difficult story

Learn how to finish

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.