Over-50 Memoir Workshop (Ages 50+)

at The Writers Studio

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Start Date:

Tue, May 17, 8:00pm - Jun 21, 9:00pm Eastern Time (6 sessions)

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 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: Peggy Stone

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this writing class:

Writing a memoir after the age of 50 can be a great way to take stock, whether you’re writing to get published, leave a record for your friends and family, or simply clarify the past for your own edification.

Unlike novels, short stories and poems, the memoir requires a writer to stick to the truth, the actual sequence of events as they happened, the hard facts and figures of their lives. But memoir writers, just like the authors of those more freewheeling genres, still need a strong narrator and compelling narrative technique.

This six-week online workshop is open to all writers over the age of 50 who are interested in writing their memoir. Each week we’ll do close readings of memoirs written by writers over 50, spanning a wide range of narrators and narrative approaches. Then you’ll try these narrative approaches with your own material, broadening your mastery of the memoir form and discovering new ways to present the facts of your life.

All the readings and exercises will be provided in the online classroom. You will write a short weekly exercise and provide feedback to your fellow writers. Everyone will receive regular critiques from the teacher. In the final week, you’ll have a chance to revise or continue one of the exercises. Each week there will also be an optional one-hour Google Meet video chat for discussing writing and asking questions of the teacher.

This workshop is being taught by Peter Krass. He’s a longtime teacher at The Writers Studio, a former member of the school’s Master Class, and the poetry co-editor of “The Writers Studio at 30” anthology.


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   

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Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

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 (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
8:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time Peggy Stone 6 $350
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, May 24 8:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time Peggy Stone
Tue, May 31 8:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time Peggy Stone
Tue, Jun 07 8:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time Peggy Stone
Tue, Jun 14 8:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time Peggy Stone
Tue, Jun 21 8:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time Peggy Stone

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