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 January 24, 2024 and go for eight Wednesday nights on Zoom. (We will skip the week of Valentine’s Day, February 14.) We meet from 7 PM-9 PM Eastern time. The fee is $325. Please email me to register.

The focus is on craft, especially using emotion, the senses, lyricism, storytelling, and voice. Everyone will get frequent feedback in a supportive atmosphere; class size will be limited to 8 people.

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

More on my background:

I’ve taught memoir writing for 25 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 happy to answer any questions.