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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Intermediate
  • 9 Weeks

The Personal Essay and Memoir in Progress

No Longer Enrolling

  • $480.00 Non-Member
  • $455.00 Member

Class Description

This workshop is designed for writers working on a variety of personal essay and memoir projects who want to receive regular feedback in a supportive and constructively critical environment. Each week, three to four students will bring in up to 10 pages (approx. 3,000 words) of a personal essay draft or memoir excerpt, to be workshopped the following week. Depending on enrollment, each student should expect to be workshopped at least three times. The workshop will include discussions on the craft of personal essay and memoir writing based on students' needs, goals, and issues as they arise. There will also be some reading assignments drawn from exemplar works in the genre. The instructor will offer written feedback on one complete draft of any single essay or memoir chapter.

Please note: There will be no class on April 6th.

Did you know that we have scholarships available for all GrubStreet classes? To apply, click the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button in the top right corner of this page. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your scholarship application and await our Scholarship Committee's decision before registering for the class. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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!