Continuing Memoir Workshop with Heather Donahue (9/27 – 12/6)
Instructor: Heather Donahue
Number of sessions: 6 – Biweekly class
Meeting time: Thursday nights, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Dates: Sept. 27 – December 6, Class meets every other week
Course fee: $385 for the session.
To register, contact the instructor. All deposits are nonrefundable.
Description: This workshop is for returning memoir students who need a regular deadline to keep going. We’ll meet every other week over a twelve-week period and everyone will read 10 minutes of new work at each meeting, followed by in-class critique. The focus will be on progressing on a project, rather than lecture. This class is limited to eight students.
Instructor Bio: Heather Donahue’s first story, about spider plant babies being severed from their mothers was an elementary school award winner. Still, she got a little bit sidetracked by acting, and after getting a BFA in Theater at the University of the Arts she appeared in the Steven Spielberg miniseries Taken, The Blair Witch Project, Always Sunny in Philadelphia and other things. Her first adult writing prize, as the winner of the Bust Magazine/Good Vibrations erotica contest, was definitely adult. In addition to Bust, her writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, the Orange Coast Review and the interdisciplinary art show Men Without Names which is currently traveling through LA, Berlin, and elsewhere. She has participated in the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and studied with Jim Krusoe in Santa Monica. Her memoir, Growgirl, will be published by Gotham/Penguin on January 5, 2012. There’s more at www.heatherdonahue.com.