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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

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Memoir Year Program

Thu, 18 Jan, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Winter/Spring: Every other Thursday night, January 18 – June 21

Summer: Individual monthly check-ins with instructor

Fall: Every other Thursday night, September 6 - December 13


This year-long program is intended to support serious writers looking to complete and/or revise their memoirs/nonfiction. Memoir Year participants will experience the rigor and structure of an M.F.A. program, but with less of an expense and time commitment. Working with published author Cathy Alter, ten participants will workshop approximately 300 pages of their work in progress.


Other benefits include:

  • Consistent writing deadlines, studying aspects of craft, and being part of a supportive community
  • Panels and Q&As with experts in the industry, including literary agents and visiting writers
  • Free access to the Studio at The Writer’s Center during the full year (valued at $1,000)
  • Free admission to literary events at the Center

Participants must have completed at least 150 pages before enrolling.

To be admitted into the program, potential candidates will need to submit:

  • A one-page cover letter detailing their interest in the program.
  • A twenty-five page writing sample from their novel in progress. (Submissions must be double-spaced and use a standard font.)

Admissions will be on a rolling basis, and the number of participants will be limited to ten, so participants are encouraged to submit early. Send your submission to laura.spencer@writer.org.

Location: 4508 Walsh St Bethesda, Md 20815
Fees: $5,000/$4,500 members
Contact: laura.spencer@writer.org
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