Writing Classes

Brooklyn writing classes





I’m proud to offer memoir writing classes to students at all levels in New York City. (Separately, I also offer manuscript editing to memoir writers.)

My workshops focus on craft – particularly on using emotion, sensory details,  imagination, and 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.

My fall, 2017 memoir writing workshop will start Wednesday, September 27 and go till November 15.  The class meets for eight Wednesday nights in Brooklyn, from 7 to 9 PM. (The location is in Windsor Terrace/Kensington, near Park Slope on the F and G line — a short trip from downtown Manhattan. )

The fee is $325. For information or to register, please contact me at growingupgolem AT Gmail.com.

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 New York 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 Lambda Literary Award for her first memoir, Ferocious Romance. Minkowitz has read her work on PBS’s Edge and National Public Radio. A former columnist at The Village Voice, she’s also written for Slate, The New York Times Book Review,  The Nation, Tablet, and Salon, and she is currently the restaurant columnist for Gay City News.

Refund policy: full refund if you withdraw by September 25, 50% refund if you withdraw by September 28, 25% refund if you withdraw by October 5. Because class size is so limited, I hope you will understand that sadly, I can offer no refunds for later withdrawals.

I’m happy to answer any questions. 🙂 Please contact me through the form below, or by email.