ONLINE Writing Tight
Tuesdays | 8 weeks | 1:00-3:30pm MT | Begins October 24, 2023
Instructor: Judah Leblang
MEMBER PRICE: $375.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $500.00
This class focuses on creating flash memoir and essay pieces under 1000 words, as represented by journals such as Brevity and The Sun, and is appropriate for writers at all levels. We'll discuss concision in personal writing, and look at examples of powerful flash memoirs, short essays, and concise writing from book-length memoirs. Students will have at least two opportunities to share short works in progress, and obtain feedback on their drafts. By the end of the course, students will have developed new nonfiction pieces, and will have a deeper understanding of what makes writing "tight."
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.