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"True memoir is written, like all literature, in an attempt not only to find a self but a world." - Patricia Hampl

Everyone has a story to tell. Our creative nonfiction workshops and classes offer writers a supportive environment to explore personal essay and memoir. Generative classes, rigorous craft lessons and opportunities for feedback are all available.

Questions about which class is best for you? Email us at writinginstitute@sarahlawrence.edu.

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10-Week Memoir Intensive 10-Week Memoir Intensive A 10-week nonfiction workshop. Join memoirist Kathy Curto on campus for this workshop dedicate ...  View More

Start date: 02/15/24

End date: 04/18/24

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Instructor : Kathy Curto 

Tuition: $975.00

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Intermediate 2.0: Novel & Memoir Workshop Intermediate 2.0: Novel & Memoir Workshop A 10-week workshop. There is an “in between” stage for most ...  View More

Start date: 02/22/24

End date: 04/25/24

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Instructor : Barbara Josselsohn 

Tuition: $975.00

Call 914-323-6170 to register
 
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Byline Bootcamp: Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Nonfiction Published Byline Bootcamp: Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Nonfiction ...  View More

Start date: 03/20/24

End date: 04/17/24

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Instructor : Melissa Petro 

Tuition: $470.00

 
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Writing & Meditation Writing & Meditation A single-session workshop. This intensive explores practical ways in which meditation can support your ...  View More

Start date: 03/23/24

End date: 03/23/24

Days of the Week : Daily .

Instructor : Kristine Marx 

Tuition: $99.00

 
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Building Your Author Website  Breaking Into Author Interviews This is a single-session workshop. Have you always wanted to interview your favori ...  View More

Start date: 03/26/24

End date: 03/26/24

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Instructor : Arriel Vinson 

Tuition: $59.00

 
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Life Writers: Memoir 101 Life Writers: Memoir 101 A 5-week nonfiction workshop. “I write to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, ...  View More

Start date: 04/09/24

End date: 06/11/24

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Instructor : Janet Pfeffer 

Tuition: $725.00

 
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Sharpen Your Funny Bone Sharpen Your Funny Bone A 5-week genre fiction course. "Whatever or whoever you are, there's one very enjoyable step you ...  View More

Start date: 04/11/24

End date: 05/09/24

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Instructor : Janine Annett 

Tuition: $470.00

 
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"Write what should not be forgotten.” - Isabel Allende   If you have been thinking about beginning to write your life stories or if you have alr ...  View More

Start date: 04/11/24

End date: 05/09/24

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Instructor : Cindy Beer-Fouhy 

Tuition: $580.00

 
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Turning Family Gossip and Tales into Short Stories and Novels Turning Family Gossip and Tales into Short Stories and Novels A single-session w ...  View More

Start date: 05/04/24

End date: 05/04/24

Days of the Week : Daily .

Instructor : Jimin Han 

Tuition: $99.00

 
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