Morningside Memoir is a weekly interdisciplinary writing workshop and critique group for memoirists, personal essayists, and journalists. Members provide constructive feedback to each other before submitting their work to editors, agents, and publishers.
What's your story? Everyone has a story tell. Creative Nonfiction makes you face the truth about yourself, your family, and your friends. Do you have the courage to write through your fears?
We meet weekly on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., virtually on Zoom. Each workshop is limited to six writers because it is to be the best way to guarantee that each member's work gets the attention it deserves.
We use a glass booth format which allows for uninterrupted feedback during the workshop. It also forces everyone to listen to each other and streamline the feedback offered. Our goal is publication.
If you are looking for a creative, nurturing, and supportive environment, we are a click and a virtual workshop away.
There are two crucial parts to becoming a Morningside Writers Group member: being a good person and a good writer. We're not looking for perfect people. What we're looking for are intelligent and thoughtful critics who will take the time and effort to offer feedback on all aspects of a story, and dedicate themselves to writing and submitting their work on time for others to evaluate, honing their craft, and improving their skills. Writers ought to understand helping and motivating each other is crucial for the success of the workshop. Writing and improving their craft has to be a priority in their life!
EVERYONE HAS A STORY.
We are looking for people who are comfortable enough with themselves and their work to receive criticism that might seem harsh or even brutal, and confidant enough in their own analytical skills to be able to dish out this kind of criticism to others. In short, we are looking for writers who are humble, considerate, and committed, and who can articulate feedback in a way that is clear, concise, and helpful. We also focus on the business of writing via synopses, query letters, and personal branding for writers.