NOTE: Applications for this class are now closed. Please see our other class offerings and sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about newly added classes.
If you have a book-length memoir in progress, this workshop 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. Includes instruction; in-class writing; homework assignments; preparation of a 20-page sample of your draft; and the exchange of thorough, respectful critique. Class meets once a month; participants should plan to attend all six sessions.
This is an advanced workshop limited to eight students. To apply, submit a three-page sample of writing from your memoir in progress (double-spaced, 12-point font). Please also describe your workshop experience, what your memoir is about and why you decided to write it, and where you are in the memoir drafting process. Deadline for submissions is December 12. Writers selected for the class will be notified by December 19.
Marsha McGregor is widely published in memoir and narrative nonfiction writing. Her work has appeared in publications that include the Kenyon Review Online; Fourth Genre; Zone 3; The Philadelphia Inquirer; Brain, Child Magazine; Literary Mama and three anthologies. She has been a regular contributor of personal essays in the VOICE column of Cleveland Magazine since 2008.