Writing Classes

I teach memoir writing classes for students at all levels. (Separately, I also work as a private writing coach.)

My next 8-week online memoir workshop will start September 21, 2022 and go for eight weeks. The class will meet on Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 PM ET on Zoom. (We will skip the week of October 5 for Yom Kippur, so that our last class is November 16.) The fee is $325. Just email me if you have any questions! You can also write to me via the contact form below.

The focus is on craft, especially using emotion, sensuality, storytelling, lyricism, and voice. Everyone will get frequent feedback in a supportive atmosphere; class size will be small.

You can either bring in a memoir project you are already working on, or use weekly, optional class assignments to develop your memoir writing. Writers at all levels are welcome.

More on my background:

I’ve taught memoir writing for 23 years, at venues ranging from the 92nd Street Y and the Mt. Chocorua Writing Workshop to the JCC of the Upper West Side , the NY Writers Workshop, and The Kitchen. My second memoir, Growing Up Golem, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and the Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award, and I won a Lambda Literary Award for my first memoir, Ferocious Romance. Ferocious was also shortlisted for the Quality Paperback Book Club’s New Visions Award “for the most promising or distinctive work by a new writer.”

A former columnist at The Village Voice, I’ve also written for Slate, The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, and New York magazine. I have a BA in Literature from Yale University and received an Andrew D. White Fellowship in Comparative Literature from Cornell University. I have also served as a judge for three book awards.

I’m very happy to answer any questions.