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To apply for this class, students should have a pitch, a sample chapter (up to 25 pages), and an outline of their book to apply for the class. Students will be invited to submit these materials, along with a few proposed first pages, to the group on the first day of class as a way to introduce their projects.

Note: applications help us cultivate a dedicated and motivated cohort of writers in each class cycle.


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Starts Thursday, January 11th, 2024

Class will meet weekly via Zoom on Thursdays 2PM - 4PM PST / 5PM-7PM EST

Led by Amanda Montei, author of Touched Out: Motherhood, Misogyny, Consent, and Control, the memoir Two Memoirs, and the prose chapbook The Failure Age.  Amanda holds an MFA in writing from California Institute of the Arts and a PhD in literature from the Poetics Program at SUNY Buffalo. Her work has appeared in The  New York Times, The Guardian, Elle, TIME, The Cut, Literary Hub, Slate,  The Believer, Vox, HuffPost, Rumpus, Salon, Ms. Magazine, and numerous literary journals and scholarly publications.

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