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Developing Your Memoir

This intermediate level course is designed for writers who are currently engaged in writing a memoir or a connected series of essays. The workshop will focus on craft and the key tools of memoir: finding your theme; exploring structure; balancing scene, summary and reflection, and more. Students will also have an opportunity to workshop a short 3-4 page excerpt from their manuscript during the course, and receive feedback from the instructor and fellow students.

Instructor: Judah Leblang is a storyteller, memoirist and writing teacher. His essays and commentaries have been broadcast throughout the US on more than 150 NPR and ABC-network radio stations, as well as several Canadian stations. He is a regular columnist for Bay Windows, Boston’s gay newspaper, and an instructor at Grub Street. The 2nd edition of his memoir, Finding My Place: One Man’s Journey from Cleveland to Boston and Beyond, was published in 2013. His new book Echoes of Jerry is about his Uncle Jerry, an orally-educated deaf man as well as Leblang's own struggles with his sexuality and trying to find his place in society, finally coming out in the mid-1980s. Clips of his performances and writing are at

Details: Developing Your Memoir is a six-week course which takes place Wednesdays Aug 19-Sep 23 from 6:30-9pm remotely through Zoom. Register and we will send along information about how to connect via Zoom.

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