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Beacon Memoir Writing Workshop

This spring, I’ll be teaching  what I hope to be the first of many memoir writing workshops in Beacon, New York!

The 8-week workshop will start Wednesday, March 14 and go through May 2.  The class meets on Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. (The location is a private home — email me for address. ) The fee is $275 (installment plans and optional credit card payment are available).

My workshops focus on craft – particularly on using emotion, sensory details,  critical thinking, and the art of storytelling to construct deep and relatable works of personal writing. Students will get frequent feedback in a supportive atmosphere. Class size is small — limited to eight. You may either bring in a memoir project you are already working on, or use weekly, optional class assignments to develop your writing. Students at all levels are welcome. 🙂

I’m happy to answer any questions! For information or to register, please contact me at minkowitz46@Gmail.com.

Bio: Donna Minkowitz has taught memoir writing for 20 years, at venues including the 92nd Street Y, the Mt. Chocorua Writing Workshop, the In Our Own Write program, the Jewish Community Center of the Upper West Side, the New York Writers Workshop, and the NYC avant-garde arts space The Kitchen. Her recent memoir, Growing Up Golem, was a finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and the Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award, and she won a Lambda Literary Award for her first book, Ferocious Romance. Minkowitz has read her work on PBS’s Edge and National Public Radio. A former columnist and feature writer at The Village Voice, she’s also written for Slate, The New York Times Book Review,  The Nation, and Salon.