Today is the final day to apply for the Red Umbrella Project’s Becoming Writers workshop in NYC, which is FREE and runs for eight weeks this fall. The deadline is August 9th at 10 pm. The class is designed for people with experience in the sex trades.
Becoming Writers intended for both experienced and first-time writers and will cover the fundamentals of memoir writing. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to showcase their work in a reading at the Red Umbrella Diaries on December 6, 2012 and in a publication (both hard copy and ebook) that includes the writing of class participants.
Classes will meet for three hours, weekly, on Tuesday evenings at the New School in Manhattan (exact location will be made available to accepted participants) and will be facilitated by Melissa Petro, published writer, experienced teacher and former sex worker, who has written extensively about her experiences as a stripper and call girl for places like Salon, Daily Beast, Bitch Magazine, xoJane, Rumpus.net, and elsewhere.
Classes begin with an all day seminar in Brooklyn on Sunday, September 2 (from 11 am to 4 pm, lunch provided). We will then meet regularly starting Tuesday, September 4 and conclude Tuesday, October 30 (there will be no class on Tuesday, October 2). Snacks and beverages will be available at all class sessions. We are able to provide roundtrip MetroCards to some participants as well as computers to those who do not have access to a computer to write on – please indicate on your application if this support would make the course more accessible to you.
Full info and the application are available here.