WHEN Mondays, July 1 - August 19, 6:45-9:45 pm ET - Full Schedule
Remember The Glass Castle? It's time for you to write your New York Times bestseller.
This class is geared towards anyone ready to write a memoir but needs to learn how to tell it -- and sell it. You'll participate in a stimulating, supportive environment where you can workshop your memoir-in-progress and receive invaluable feedback.
Through weekly assignments and lectures, you will learn how to turn your idea into a book deal and produce up to 50 pages of text and an outline. You will also learn about craft, style, and the development of your unique voice.
In this class, you will learn how to:
- Find your authentic voice and unlock memories
- Know what the 'theme' of your story is
- Find the most effective structure for your story
- Approach literary agents
- Understand techniques for selling a memoir before you have finished writing it
By the end of class, you will have:
An outline, 50 pages of a memoir, and a plan for approaching literary agents and publishing houses.
Students who have taken this class have published with:
Crown, Random House, and have gotten agents at William Morris and Brandt & Hochman.
Rosie writes the monthly "Drink" column for The New York Times Magazine and has also been a bartender, fortuneteller, librarian, editor, preacher, community organizer, and a manager of homeless shelters. A contributor to This American Life and poetryfoundation.org, her essays and articles have appeared in The Atlantic, Lucky Peach, Marie Claire, and Saveur. She has taught writing at the City University of New York and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, and is currently working on a book about whiskey.
Rosie Schaap's Courses
Memoir Writing New York (Starts July 1)