Have a book-length memoir in progress? The Memoir Intensive is designed to advance your knowledge of the genre, make significant progress on your manuscript and gain momentum toward its completion in the community of a small, committed circle of peers.


This intensive includes instruction on craft elements such as structure, character, voice, and time; analysis of examples from published memoirs; and the exchange of thorough, respectful critique. Each participant will have two opportunities to workshop a portion of their work in progress as well as a one-on-one meeting with the instructor halfway through the program. Class meets remotely online via Zoom twice a month; participants should plan to attend all eleven sessions plus their individual meeting.


This class takes place remotely online via Zoom.


About Literary Cleveland Intensives

Intensives are six-month classes designed to help intermediate and advanced writers make significant progress on a book-length project. Classes are application-only and limited to eight dedicated participants selected through an application process. If you are committed to your work and could use structure, encouragement, and accountability to finish a book draft, Literary Cleveland Intensives are for you.


How to Apply

To apply for the 2022 Memoir Intensive you need to submit a one-page overview of your project and a five-page sample of writing from your memoir-in-progress (double-spaced, 12-point font).


Click the register now button to apply or follow this link to the application: https://forms.gle/yhcFf5Xf7DfcT1dC6


Deadline for submissions is December 13. Writers selected for the class will be notified by the last week in December and will need to complete registration by early January. Interest-free payment options available.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
6:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
6:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
6:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
6:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
6:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
6:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
6:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
6:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
6:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
6:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
6:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
6:00 pm
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9:00 pm
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Advanced
Advanced
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Judah Leblang

Judah Leblang is a storyteller, memoirist and writing teacher. His essays and commentaries have been broadcast throughout the US on more than 150 NPR and ABC-network radio stations, as well as several Canadian stations. He is a regular columnist for Bay Windows, Boston’s gay newspaper, and an instructor at Grub Street. He is the author of two memoirs: Finding My Place (2013) and Echoes of Jerry (2019).


This class takes place remotely online via Zoom

Cleveland, OH 44113

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