Everyone may have a story to tell, but not everyone can write a compelling memoir. This class will show you how to turn your life experiences into literature that connects with readers and interests publishers.
In a provocative, supportive environment, you’ll workshop your memoir-in-progress and receive valuable feedback. With the aid of weekly assignments, lectures, reading, and critique, you’ll produce up to 30 pages of polished text and an outline that will serve as the basis for a potential contract. Learn how to develop a distinctive voice and make deeply personal material accessible — and even irresistible — to outsiders.
Seats are limited. Register now!
WHEN: 8 sessions, 9/27 – 11/15. Online chats Thursdays, 9-10 pm ET
PRICE: $499 (or $475 for AvantGuild members)
Instructor Kimberlee Auerbach is the author of the memoir The Devil, The Lovers & Me: My Life in Tarot. She is a former breaking news producer who now writes and performs fulltime. She has performed her comedic monologues at The Original Improv, The Kraine Theater, and The Bitter End. Her one-woman show played to sold-out houses at the New York International Fringe Festival and she has competed in several Moth GrandSLAM Championships. For more information about Kimberlee check out kimmiland.com.
In this class, you will learn:
- How to find your authentic literary voice
- How to develop the themes of your story
- How to turn memories into fully-realized episodes
- How to see yourself as a character and give equal weight to other characters
- When it’s permissible to embroider, improvise, or reorder real-life events
- How to get an agent
- How to sell a memoir before it’s finished
By the end of class, you will have:
An outline, 30 pages of a memoir, and the knowledge to approach literary agents, editors, and publishers.
Students who have taken this class have published:
Lucky Girl (Algonquin Books), This Boy’s Faith (Crown/Random House), Ten Minutes from Home(Random House), DogLife: Labrador Retrievers (TFH Publications), and have gotten agents at William Morris, Brandt & Hochman, and more.
Seating is limited. Save your spot and register today.