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

Writing with Courage

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  • $75.00 Non-Member
  • $65.00 Member

Class Description

Writing often asks us to be our most vulnerable and our most courageous. In this workshop, we'll read examples in a variety of forms (poetry, memoir, essays, fiction) that go to deeply vulnerable places, and then explore effective strategies that writers use to turn vulnerability into strong pieces of writing. We will discuss the larger social and personal courage that these writers cultivate so that we can employ our own vulnerability in the service of something larger and in questioning and speaking up to authority. We will do some exercises to get more comfortable with both our weaknesses and our strengths, so that we can become more willing to take risks and free up our writing process. You will leave this class ready to create and share work that can have a bigger, bolder impact—for yourself and your readers.

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!