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Memoir Writing Workshop with Elizabeth Diggs
Tuesday, February 1, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SOLD OUT. If you are interested in putting your name on a waitlist in case of cancelations, please send an email to [email protected].
The personal memoir has become one of our most popular genres. Every life is a compelling and unique story. In this workshop, explore how to shape and explore your stories through prompts and feedback. Begin the New Year putting pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, and crafting the memories you’ve been waiting to tell, with expert tutelage! Six consecutive Tuesdays.
This course is limited to 12 participants (minimum of 8) and will be held in person, in the Academy auditorium. Table seating will be well spaced. The Academy has installed Blueair HealthProtect 7470 air purifiers in the auditorium. For Covid safety, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test, prior to each session, will be required for attendance. Masks to be worn while in the building.
Elizabeth Diggs is a playwright whose plays include Grant and Twain, Nightingale, Close Ties, Goodbye Freddy, American Beef, Dumping Ground, Priceless, How to Plant a Rose, and Custer’s Luck, produced off-Broadway and at regional theaters. She was Professor of Dramatic Writing at Tisch/NYU. She is the book writer for the musical Mirette, with Tom Jones and Harvey Schmdt, and wrote for the TV drama St. Elsewhere. Her honors and awards include a Guggenheim, NEA, Los Angeles DramaLogue award, the CBS / FDG prize, Kennedy Center grant for new American plays, the Edgerton Foundation grant, and runner-up for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize.
Cost: $120 for 6 in person sessions.
This workshop is made possible through the generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts