Finding Your Memoir - Summer 2024 (FULL)

Judah Leblang

NOTE: This class is now full and we are no longer accepting registrations. Sorry! In the meantime, we invite you to check out our other offerings, sign up for our newsletter, and become a member to be the first to hear about newly added classes.

This hands-on workshop is for writers who are interested in developing a book-length memoir or essay collection, and in sharing their life stories. In this intensive workshop, we will explore many of the key features of the memoir genre including: finding your theme or through-line, dealing with internal and external conflict, finding your structure, and balancing scene vs narrative--showing vs. telling. In class, we'll look at short excerpts that illustrate craft elements of developing memoir and complete writing exercises that build on these topics. By the end of the session, you should have a clearer sense of your theme, tools to assist you in developing your book's structure, and practical techniques to help you move forward with your project.

This class meets from 10:00am-4:30pm at Literary Cleveland's office at 13002 Larchmere Blvd. We will take a lunch break in the middle of the day so plan to pack a lunch or grab something nearby.


Finding your Memoir meets Saturday, July 20 from 10:00AM-4:30 PM ET in person at Literary Cleveland's office: 13002 Larchmere Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44120.  

Prerequisite: None

Genre: Nonfiction

Level: Emerging

Format: Workshop with generative writing outside of class and feedback during class.

Location: This class takes place in person at Literary Cleveland (13002 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland OH 44120)

Size: Limited to 12 participants (including scholarships).

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email

Saturday, July 20, 2024
10:00 am
4:30 PM
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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.

Literary Cleveland

13002 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland OH 44120

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