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Midtown, Manhattan
5 W 63rd St
Btwn W 62nd & W 64th Streets
New York, New York 10023
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 15
Teacher: Mindy Lewis

What you'll learn in this nonfiction writing course:

Take the plunge into the refreshing waters of memoir writing. Dip your toes, paddle in the shallows, observe the ripples on the surface, and dive into the depths. As we share and discuss short pieces, we'll explore elements of craft, tackle obstacles to creativity, and inspire one another. Whether a novice or experienced writer, you’ll enjoy the company of fellow swimmers, and emerge renewed.

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All classes are located at the West Side YMCA at 5 West 63rd Street. Students will need to check in with reception, and on their first visit they will need to check in with the Membership Desk to get their program participant card for entry. Reception will direct them to the room where their class is being held.

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Reviews of Classes at West Side YMCA - Community Arts (26)

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Memoir Splash!
Reviewed by Ruth Ferris on 8/29/2018
Excellent feedback from class instructor and fellow attendees (Mindy Lewis maintains good class structure and an encouraging environment for all participants. It's apparent from her notes and comments that she takes time to evaluate student submissions.) Good and thoughtful reading recommendations for further development Supportive class environment Small class size for individualized attention Class targeted at the right level Scheduled time convenient
Memoir Splash!
Reviewed by Barbara Felton on 8/27/2018
Mindy was knowledgeable about the craft of writing and, at the same time, responsive to the needs and wishes of the class. She provided extensive feedback to each student and led the class in high-level discussion of writing. This was a wonderful course!
Memoir Splash!
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/24/2018
I loved the small group atmosphere of the class. Mindy Lewis is a gifted teacher and had insightful teaching moments that allowed me to expand my writing in a more meaningful way.

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