Over one weekend, memoirist and MFA Creative Writing instructor Melissa Hart will guide writers in crafting, revising, and submitting a 750-word memoir piece to specific magazines and newspapers.
Spend a weekend focused on writing and community. We’ll kick off Saturday afternoon with a four-hour writing intensive. Spend Saturday eve and Sunday morning writing, and then gather again Sunday afternoon for focused revision and submission preparation, ending with a complete essay ready to submit.
You will learn:
- How to choose a topic and structure a short memoir around a specific story and theme
- How to revise a rough draft by answering a few key questions
- What editors look for when evaluating short memoir submissions
- How to locate and contact suitable magazine and newspaper editors
- How to navigate rejection, publication, and reader feedback
This workshop is suitable for all writers, emerging to established, ages 16 and up.
- Saturday: Intensive 1-5 pm, evening writing on your own
- Sunday: Morning writing on your own (Wordcrafters virtual studio will be open to you 10 am – 1 pm); Intensive 1-5 pm
About the Instructor
Melissa Hart is the author of two memoirs for adults–Gringa and Wild Within–and Better with Books: 500 Diverse Books to Ignite Empathy and Encourage Self-Acceptance in Tweens and Teens (Sasquatch, 2019) plus the award-winning middle grade novel, Avenging the Owl (Sky Pony, 2016). She’s Contributing Editor at The Writer Magazine. Website: www.melissahart.com