This workshop is designed for writers (at all levels) who want to develop new work and to explore the forms of memoir vignettes and personal essays for the purpose of storytelling through print. We will examine the structure of effective memoirs and essays in the short form (under 900 words), generates drafts based on a variety of writing prompts, and hone those drafts based on class feedback and personal reflection.
Judah Leblang is a Boston-based writer, teacher and storyteller. His essays and commentaries have been broadcast on 200 ABC-radio and NPR stations around the US. A regular columnist for Boston’s gay newspaper, Judah is the author of the memoirs Finding My Place, and Echoes of Jerry. He has performed his original shows at fringe festivals around the US and Canada, including Calgary, Winnipeg and Chicago. He teaches memoir writing at Grub Street in Boston. Learn more at www.judahleblang.com.