Sat. 10/13, 10a-4p, Council Gardens, 2501 North Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights OH 44118
$ 60 / 45 for members
Memoir and nonfiction writers are observers, continually examining our lives and the lives of others. This workshop will focus on how to take difficult circumstances and use those life experiences as the rich “raw material” for new work--memoir vignettes, personal essays, or other forms of nonfiction writing. By the end of the day, you will have worked through a topic and be well on your way to writing about it (and others) in a thoughtful and critical way. This class is open to writers of all levels and abilities. There will be a short lunch break halfway through the session.
Judah Leblang is a Boston-based writer, teacher and storyteller. His essays and commentaries have been broadcast on 200 ABC-radio and NPR stations around the US. A regular columnist for Bay Windows, Boston's gay newspaper, Judah is the author of Finding My Place: One Man's Journey from Cleveland to Boston and Beyond and has performed his original show, "One Man's Journey through the Middle Ages" at fringe festivals around the country. He teaches memoir writing at Grub Street in Boston.