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

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Class Description

Can’t decide between fiction and memoir? Secretly want to write poems but feel the pull of prose? Sherman Alexie, Raymond Carver, and Sandra Cisneros didn’t choose, so you shouldn’t either! In this class, you will discuss and write the beginnings of stories, essays, and poems. We will discuss published work with a focus on overlapping craft elements such as image, voice, language, dialogue, and audience as well as facets specific to their genres such as form, plot, and narrative arc. The goal is to leave the class with new beginnings in all genres and to get a taste of what you might like best.

Part of GrubStreet's "Get Writing" series, dedicated to helping writers jumpstart their creative minds and get writing. For more on this series' offerings, 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. 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!

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!