Summer Memoir Workshop in NYC

Brooklyn writing classes

Update: for info on my fall 2017 memoir class starting September 27, please see here.

Hey, I’ll be teaching a five-week summer memoir writing workshop in Brooklyn! The class will meet on Wednesday nights starting June 28 in Windsor Terrace, and run from 7 to 9 PM. The last class is August 2 (no class the week of July 4). The fee is $250.

The workshop focuses on craft – particularly on using emotion, sensory details, critical thinking, and imagination to construct profound and relatable works of personal writing. Students will get frequent feedback in a supportive atmosphere. The number of students is limited to 8.

Students at all levels are welcome.

Please let me know if you’re interested. You can contact me at growingupgolem AT 🙂

Bio: Donna Minkowitz has taught memoir writing for 19 years, at venues including the 92nd Street Y, The Kitchen, the Mt. Chocorua Writing Workshop, and the NY Writers Workshop. Her recent memoir, Growing Up Golem: How I Survived My Mother, Brooklyn, and Some Really Bad Dates, was a finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and the Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award, and she won a Lammy for her first memoir, Ferocious Romance. A former columnist at The Village Voice, she’s also written for The New York Times Book Review, Slate, Salon, and The Nation, and she is the restaurant columnist for Gay City News.

How to get there: Class is near the F/G stop at Fort Hamilton Parkway (a short trip from downtown Manhattan or North Brooklyn.)

A scheduled make-up class will be available for those who must miss a week due to vacation.

Refund policies: full refund for withdrawal one week before class begins, 50% refund for withdrawal one day before class begins. Because class size is strictly limited, 25% refund on day of class and up to one week after. No refund one week after class has begun or later.

Feel free to contact me by email or this contact form.

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