Summer of Memoir

I’ll be teaching a 10-week memoir class in NYC this summer, through Gotham Writer’s Workshop.

When: Every Wednesday: July 8th through mid Sept. 7-10pm.

Where: 555 8th Avenue, Gotham HQ

Read the syllabus here.

Enroll here. Sign up. Spread the word.

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of memoir craft and gets you writing a short memoir (or two) or a book. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Memoir Writing I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

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I was a Gotham student for 4 years, in my early twenties. I was living the life-style below, and going to classes at Gotham grounded me, gave me something to look forward to, built my self-esteem up. I also made friends, and my teachers: Katherine Dykstra, Melissa Febos, Sarah Grace McCandless and Cheryl Burke gave me the female-writer-mentorship that I desperately needed. I pretty much wrote all of Legs Get Led Astray in those classes.

I can’t recommend this class more. Join me this summer, I promise it will be excellent.

Singing 'Nothing Compares To You'
Singing ‘Nothing Compares To You’

Oh, and I love this quote from Mary Karr, on memoir.



I’m also offering a one-day creative nonfiction writing intensive for women only (sorry) this August, in Hudson. If you want in on that, email me. I’m locking it up after 5 students. There are 2 spots left.


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