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

Memoir Revision Essentials: Endings

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  • $85.00 Non-Member
  • $75.00 Member

Class Description

The final pages of a memoir are crucial. Your ending dictates whether a reader leaves your story feeling amazed and satisfied, or disappointed. And yet, endings are notoriously difficult to master. This seminar, designed for those who’ve completed a memoir draft, will give you actionable craft techniques for honing the final pages of your manuscript. We’ll discuss techniques for providing “resolution” without reverting to cliches, closing out character arcs, and leaving readers with a lasting message that will resonate long after the final page.

Through a series of in-class exercises and readings, you’ll learn actionable ways to strengthen the ending of your memoir. Expect to leave this class with a toolbox of craft techniques and a detailed plan for moving toward revision.

Make sure to check out part one of this series, Memoir Revision Essentials: Beginnings, which meets on Friday, January 13th!



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!