ONLINE Building Your Memoir
Jan. 11 - Mar. 1
Instructor: Judah Leblang
MEMBER PRICE: $315.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $420.00
This intermediate-level eight week course is aimed at writers who are currently working on a draft of a book-length memoir or essay collection. During class sessions, we'll discuss key areas of developing a powerful book: Finding one's theme or throughline; balancing showing vs. telling and situation vs. story; building powerful scenes; creating structure to keep your reader turning pages, and more. In addition, each student will have two opportunities to share short (3-5 page) excerpts of their work during in-class workshops.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Judah Leblang is a Boston-based writer, teacher, and storyteller. He is the author of the essay collection, Finding My Place (Lake Effect Press, 2012) and the memoir Echoes of Jerry (Red Giant Books, 2019). He has performed his one-man show, "It's Now or Never" at Calgary Fringe--(Best of Festival 2019) and in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Chicago, and Boston. His radio pieces have been broadcast on 200 NPR and ABC-radio network stations in the US and on several Canadian stations. He teaches memoir-writing at GrubStreet in Boston, at Literary Cleveland, and at the Alexandra Writers' Centre in Calgary.