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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, January 28- Sunday, January 29
9am – 1 pm

This is an in-person event.
Location: Wordcrafters Studio, Eugene, Oregon

Members $299
Non Members $349

This is in an in-person event. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend. Negative day-of COVID test will also be required.

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

Praise for Melissa Hart’s Memoir Writing Classes

I don’t think of myself as a memoirist – yet. I took this class because I won it in an auction, and I’m so glad I did. I’d take any course taught by Melissa. I learned so much and she gave us practical information for writing memoir. – Tiffany

Not only did Melissa deliver top-notch instruction and professional advice, she’s the only instructor I’ve ever had who encouraged students to send their finished stories to her after they’re done so that she could offer advice on where to submit. Wow. – Sallie

It was wonderful to interact with other writers, and be reminded we all have a lot in common and share a love of telling stories. It was encouraging to know we’re all in somewhat the same situation! – GuruAmar

Melissa is so good at drawing out participants. She’s so encouraging and kind. I’m so grateful for the services you provide to writers and wanna-be writers. I’ll be back, for sure! – Ruby


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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