Everyone has a story tell. Do you have the skills and support network to bring yours to print?
Creative Nonfiction makes you face the truth about yourself, your family, and friends. Do you have the courage to write through your fears?
Morningside Memoir is a weekly interdisciplinary writing workshop and critique group for memoirists, personal essayists and journalists. We're a diverse group and welcome people from all ages and walks of life. Diverse backgrounds make for diverse writing. Join us!
We meet weekly on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., in Harlem/Morningside Heights. Each workshop is limited to six writers because it seems to be the best way to ensure that each member's work gets the attention it deserves.
We use a glass booth format which allows for uninterrupted feedback during the workshop. It also forces everyone to listen to each other and streamline the feedback offered. Our goal is publication.
There are two crucial parts to a Morningside Writer: being a good person and and a good writer. We're not looking for perfect people. What we're looking for are intelligent, thoughtful critics who can take the time and effort to offer feedback all aspects of a story, and dedicate themselves to writing and submitting work on time for others to evaluate, to honing their craft and improving their skills, to helping and motivating others in their group, and to making the writing group a priority in their life, meeting consistently week after week, month after month.
EVERYONE HAS A STORY.
We are looking for people who are comfortable enough with themselves and their work to receive criticism that might seem harsh or even brutal, and confidant enough in their own analytical skills to be able to dish out this kind of criticism to others. In short, we are looking for writers who are humble, considerate, and committed, and who can articulate feedback in a way that is clear, concise, and helpful. We also focus on the business of writing via synopses, query letters, and personal branding for writers.