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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)
  • 5 Weeks

Open Moon 문: Writing Group for Asian and Asian American Writers

No Longer Enrolling

  • $170.00 Non-Member
  • $150.00 Member

Class Description

In Korean, "문" can mean both "text" (文) and "door." Half writing-group, half open-mic, Open Moon is an ungated space for Asian and Asian-American writers, of all levels, writing in any genre, where we can share our experiences, share our work, and cheer each other on. Each week, we will open with a conversation, in which we check in with each other, talk about our lives and our writing, and share our excitements–new projects, new books we've read, stories in the news that grabbed our interest. Then we'll write together: each member can choose to share a prompt. Finally, we'll end with a thirty-minute open mic, during which you can choose to share your work! We're living in troubling times–let's make space for each other. Build community. Network with other Asian/Asian-American writers. Keep our doors open.

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!