Write, Revise, & Submit – Short Memoir Weekend Intensive

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.

Saturday, Oct 15 – Sunday, Oct 16
9am – 1 pm

This is an in-person event.
Location: TBD

Members $299
Non Members $349

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend this event.

This workshop is suitable for all writers, emerging to established, ages 16 and up. 

Members save 10% on this class and every class. Want to know more about membership? Click here.

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

Weekend schedule:

  • Saturday: Intensive 9 am – 1 pm, evening writing on your own
  • Sunday: Intensive 9 am-1 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

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