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Writing Tight: Flash Memoir and Short Essays

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 1,000 words), generate drafts based on a variety of writing prompts, and hone those drafts based on class feedback and personal reflection.

Instructor: 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 Bay Windows, Boston's gay newspaper, Judah is the author of Finding My Place: One Man's Journey from Cleveland to Boston and Beyond and has performed his original show, One Man's Journey through the Middle Ages at fringe festivals around the country. He teaches memoir writing at Grub Street in Boston. Learn more about Judah at

Writing Tight: Flash Memoir and Short Essays with Judah Leblang takes place Saturday, March 28 from 10am-5pm at Council Gardens (2501 N Taylor Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118). 

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