Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Advanced Memoir Writing Workshop at Politics and Prose Bookstore (Jan. 2020)

I'm excited to be offering a new class at Politics and Prose Bookstore this winter: Advanced Memoir Writing Workshop. The details are below; please register through the bookstore. Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions (chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com.

The class will be held in the condo around the corner from the flagship location (5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20008).

Advanced Memoir Writing Workshop 

Five Wednesdays: Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, (skip Feb. 19) Feb. 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m.

$250 (10% off for members)
Do you have a memoir manuscript started that you’re ready to discuss and critique in a workshop?  The first class we’ll focus entirely on the craft of writing and setting workshop critique guidelines. In the following classes, we will dedicate a full hour to each student’s submission and spend the additional time deepening our craft discussion based on the submissions. Students will submit 1,500 words (about 6 pages double spaced) and an outline (no more than 5 pages double-spaced) after the first class. Each student will be expected to write at least one page double-spaced in response to the submissions following guidelines. Each writer will receive this feedback and additional feedback from the instructor.


1.     Have taken a memoir writing workshop and/or had creative non-fiction prose published.

2.     Have 1,500 words and a detailed outline from a memoir manuscript ready to submit for feedback.

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