Writing Classes

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

My next 8-week online memoir workshop will start sometime in July 2022 and go for eight weeks. The class will likely meet on Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 PM ET on Zoom. The fee is $300. Just email me if you have any questions!

All my classes focus on craft – particularly on using the senses, emotion, lyricism, storytelling, and rhythm to create deep works of memoir that everyone can relate to. Students will get frequent feedback in a supportive atmosphere.

Class size is small — limited to eight. 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.