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.
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.