Fall 2018: Writing the Working Memoir


Fall 2018: Writing the Working Memoir


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October 11-25, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (three sessions)
Instructor: Martha Grover
For writers at all levels
Limited to 10 students

Read and discuss excerpts from various memoirs about the working life; everything from the memoirs of sex workers in early San Francisco, to present day steel workers in New Jersey, to the exploits and ruminations of temporary workers in various places. There will be weekly writing assignments and sharing time, but no workshop element. Students will leave class with the first drafts of several work-related stories.

Martha Grover is the author of The End of My Career (Perfect Day Publishing), which was a finalist for an Oregon Book Award. She is also the author of I (Perfect Day Publishing). Her poetry, illustrations, and essays have been published in various journals and magazines. She’s been publishing her zine, Somnambulist, since 2003.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman. To apply, email Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at susan@literary-arts.org with your name, contact information. In addition, list three classes in order of preference, why you would like to request a scholarship, and if you have taken a Literary Arts class before. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability. Scholarship availability is confirmed 1-2 weeks before the class begins.

CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting.

If you need to cancel your registration for a writing or storytelling class, the following refund schedule applies:

• 3 days or more before a class, refunds will be issued, less a $35 processing fee.
• 3 days or more before class starts, if you prefer to convert your registration to a credit for an upcoming class, you can receive a tuition credit for an upcoming class for the full amount of your tuition, good for one year.
• 48 hours or less before a class begins, no refund or tuition credit is available.

If Literary Arts has to cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.