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Mon, Mar 23, 8:00pm ET - Apr 27, 9:00pm ET (6 sessions)

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Interactive online classroom
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
System Requirements: To take a Writers Studio online class you will need:
  • A computer with a high-speed Internet connection
  • An e-mail account
  • Upon registration, you will receive information on how to access the online classroom via email.
Class Delivery: You will be invited to join your online class via email. Assignments, exercises, and critiques are all posted in the online classroom. Additionally, the weekly chat occurs within this classroom, and a transcript of the chat is saved there as well.
Teacher: Rebecca Gee

What you'll learn in this memoir writing class:

How do you write a good memoir? You apply the narrative techniques of fiction and poetry: you take the fascinating, messy raw material of your life and build a frame for it. You distill. You find a voice that’s all you but that also offers you flexibility, perspective and the right counterbalance to the story’s content. You tap into your emotions to give your story energy and urgency.


What’s the best way to start? In this six-week class, we will do close readings from an assortment of wildly varied but equally powerful memoirs – by memoirists ranging from Claude Brown to Annie Dillard — to see how authors have solved these problems for themselves. Then you will try out these methods for yourselves to see which ones fit you best.


All the readings and exercises will be provided in the online classroom. You will write two double-spaced pages every week and provide weekly feedback to your classmates. Everyone will receive regular critiques from the teacher. There will also be an optional weekly one-hour typed chat reserved for talking about writing and asking questions of the teacher.

Note:

  • This class is open to all current and former Writers Studio students as well as newcomers to the school.
  • In the March 17, 2020 class, students will have the chance to continue one of the exercises. on the final week.

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Refund Policy
In accordance with NY state law, all tuition except $50 is refundable if cancellation is made at least one week before the first class meets. The $50 is applicable to a future class. Students eligible for applying the $50 to a future class must register by phone and mention the credit at the time of registration.

All tuition except $100 is refundable if cancellation is made less than one week before the first class meets. All tuition except $100 is refundable if cancellation is made by 5:00 pm on the fifth business day after the first class meets. If the class meets Mondays, cancellation must be made by 5:00 pm on the Monday following the first class. No refunds will be granted afterwards.

All classes and dates are subject to change and cancellation. The Writers Studio cannot be responsible for providing refunds or offering makeup sessions for classes missed as a result of students' illnesses, emergencies or events beyond the students' control. Please be advised that classes may go a little later or end a little earlier than the hours designated on the website. We make every effort to honor these designated times, but there is some variability.

Occasionally, a class may be canceled due to extreme weather conditions or other acts of God. We will make every effort to offer makeup sessions when it is possible, but no refunds will be granted in any case.

The Writers Studio reserves the right to deny service to anyone.
Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
8:00pm ET - 9:00pm ET Rebecca Gee 6 $325
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, Mar 30 8:00pm ET - 9:00pm ET Rebecca Gee
Mon, Apr 06 8:00pm ET - 9:00pm ET Rebecca Gee
Mon, Apr 13 8:00pm ET - 9:00pm ET Rebecca Gee
Mon, Apr 20 8:00pm ET - 9:00pm ET Rebecca Gee
Mon, Apr 27 8:00pm ET - 9:00pm ET Rebecca Gee

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