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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Finding your Voice on the Page

No Longer Enrolling

  • $75.00 Non-Member
  • $65.00 Member

Class Description

What is voice? What are publishers and agents referring to when they say they’re looking for "a strong, original voice"?

Do you find that your stories sound different when you write them down?

Are you struggling to write in a voice that is unique to you and your stories?

Ever felt empowered by someone’s story and wondered how they learned to write so fluidly and honestly?

Writers are often taught that they have to write a certain way and that way can negate cultural influences, verbal tics and everything that makes you you. In this 3 -hour, generative class, you’ll be led through various prompts and exercises with the aim of uncovering/re-discovering your voice, and unlearning what you’ve been taught about your voice on the page.

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.

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

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 using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!