ONLINE: Coming of Age in Nonfiction
In this introduction to memoir class, we'll study coming-of-age stories as a window into the art of character development. Each week, we'll read an essay or book excerpt and use it as a foundation for writing our own 500-word piece. There will be opportunities to share in class and edit our own work outside of class. Our reading list will include Leslie Stainton, Samantha Irby, Esme Weijun Wang, Marina Benjamin, and Brian Morton.
- This instructor speaks Spanish, but class is held in English.
Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
This class is held online through Zoom; learn more about how online classes work <a href="https://www.visarts.org/classes-camps/visarts-online-class-support/">here
About the Instructor
Samantha Steiner combines writing and drawing to tell true stories. She has received fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. Her awards include Best Microfiction by Pelekinesis Press, Featured Fiction Writer by Lammergeier Magazine, and Shortlisted Writer for Battery Pack by Neon Books. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Brown University and an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Find her on social media @Steiner_Reads.See More Classes By Instructor