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:
- 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.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org