This intermediate level course is designed for writers who are currently engaged in writing a memoir or a connected series of essays. The workshop will focus on craft and the key tools of memoir: finding your theme; exploring structure; balancing scene, summary and reflection, and more. Students will also have an opportunity to workshop a short 3-4 page excerpt from their manuscript during the course, and receive feedback from the instructor and fellow students.
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).