Donna Minkowitz

Memoir Writing Workshop with Donna Minkowitz

Beacon author Donna Minkowitz will teach a memoir writing workshop starting Wednesday, September 21 from 7 to 9 PM ET on Zoom. It goes for eight Wednesdays until November 16 (skipping the week of October 5 for Yom Kippur).

The focus is on craft, especially using emotion, sensuality, storytelling, lyricism, and voice. Students will get frequent feedback in a supportive atmosphere; the class size is small. The fee is $325.

Writers at all levels are welcome. For more information, go to To register, email Donna at

Donna Minkowitz has taught memoir writing for 23 years, at venues ranging from the 92nd Street Y and the Mt. Chocorua Writing Workshop to the JCC of Manhattan, the New York Writers Workshop, and The Kitchen. Her most recent memoir, Growing Up Golem, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and the Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award, and she won a Lambda Literary Award for her first memoir, Ferocious Romance. A former columnist at The Village Voice, she has also written for Slate, The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, New York magazine, and Salon. Donna earned a BA in Literature from Yale University and received an Andrew D. White Fellowship in Comparative Literature from Cornell University. She curates the Lit Lit literary series in Beacon and has served as a judge for three book awards.