Writing Classes

In Dutchess County, New York, I’m proud to offer memoir writing classes to students at all levels. (Separately, I also do manuscript editing  with memoir writers.)

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. The number of students is 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.

The next 2018 workshop will start Wednesday, March 14 and go through May 2.  The class meets for eight Wednesday nights in Beacon, NY, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. (The location is in a private home, centrally located.) The fee is $275.

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 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, Tablet, and Salon.

I’m happy to answer any questions. 🙂 Please shoot me an email.