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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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Five Week Prose Workshop: Windows, Doors, and Floors: Writing an Essay Windows, Doors, and Floors: Writing an Essay A 5-week workshop. Week ...  View More

Start date: 05/21/24

End date: 06/18/24

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Instructor : Tyler Mills 

Tuition: $470.00

Call 914-323-6170 to register
 
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Motherhood in Memoir Motherhood in Memoir Alice Walker wrote in Possessing the Secret of Joy: "Yes. Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have n ...  View More

Start date: 05/30/24

End date: 08/08/24

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Instructor : Terri Linton 

Tuition: $825.00

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Writing Home Writing Home A 5-week workshop. What does it mean to write about home? In this generative craft class, we’ll examine home in archit ...  View More

Start date: 06/04/24

End date: 07/09/24

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Instructor : Samantha Steiner 

Tuition: $470.00

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Learn How to Link Your Short Stories or Memoirs into a Collection  Learn How to Link Your Short Stories or Memoirs into a Collection  A single-s ...  View More

Start date: 06/15/24

End date: 06/15/24

Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .

Instructor : Tessa Smith McGovern 

Tuition: $99.00

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Write a Story: Fiction or Memoir, Your Hero’s Journey  A 5-week writing workshop where we will write stories and learn the widely respected ste ...  View More

Start date: 07/10/24

End date: 08/07/24

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Instructor : Marcia Bradley 

Tuition: $470.00

 
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Intermediate 2.0: Novel & Memoir Workshop Intermediate 2.0: Novel & Memoir Workshop A 5-week workshop. There is an “in between” stage for most b ...  View More

Start date: 07/11/24

End date: 08/08/24

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Instructor : Barbara Josselsohn 

Tuition: $470.00

 
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Life Stories: A Writing Workshop for Ages 50+  Life Stories: A Writing Workshop for Ages 50+  "Write what should not be forgotten.” - Isabel ...  View More

Start date: 07/18/24

End date: 08/15/24

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Instructor : Cindy Beer-Fouhy 

Tuition: $580.00

 
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