Classes & Workshops

Book Year: Memoir (application only)

Instructor(s): Gail Hosking
Beginner Beginner

Dates: May 2, 2017 – May 1, 2018
Meets Bi-weekly


You have an important story about your life that you need to tell and this class will help you tell it. Spend the year completing a draft of your memoir in a supportive environment. Learn about organizing and developing your manuscript, and receive meaningful feedback on your writing in the process.


The class has three stages:


Stage 1: Generating material: You may have already started that memoir, but maybe there is more you need to add. This is a time for you to think about the arc of that memoir. Where is that story going? What story are you trying to tell?


Stage 2:
Feedback: You have the material, and now you will have a chance to share your work with others and receive criticisms from your classmates to push your memoir even further.


Stage 3: Editing and Organization: Now is the time to consider the organization of the collection. You have produced the material. You have processed the feedback. The final step is for you to decide how you want the final manuscript to be. If you have been wrestling with your memoir or believe the structure of a class can help, be sure to apply today.


To apply, submit 5-10 pgs of your work and a cover letter describing the goals you have for this class. Submit your application to submissions@wab.org with the title “Book Year: Memoir Submission” by April 15.


Quarterly Payments Available. Needs-based scholarships may be available


If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.