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

Writing Motherhood: Nonfiction Focus

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  • $75.00 Non-Member
  • $65.00 Member

Class Description

This class is designed to help writers engage in the creative process and begin writing a piece of nonfiction regarding the experience of motherhood. The class will focus on the mothering relationship as an integral part of the human experience, and a legitimate source and subject for writing. We will have the space and structure for you to explore your unique voice and perspective as well as gather tools for developing your writing further. Participants will find it helpful to have read in advance Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. The seminar will offer writing exercises, discussion, as well as a short, supportive workshop session that includes reading work aloud.

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!