Red Umbrella Project offers free, peer-facilitated Memoir Writing Workshops in New York City for individuals with experience in the sex trades. In our workshops, participants generate new writing in class and at home (handwritten or typed are both fine), build their writing skills and confidence, share their stories and get feedback from peers, and ultimately publish a piece in our biannual literary journal Prose & Lore. We also offer a Page to Stage workshop for people who complete the workshop and want to read their work at one of our storytelling events.
We offer eight-week long intensive workshops in spring and fall, and drop-in workshops summer and winter. We are also available to bring the workshops to your community space – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Summer Drop-In Workshops
Not sure if you want to commit to eight weeks? Want to meet other workshop members and try it on for size? Our next series of drop-in workshops will begin in May or June.
Eight-Week Memoir Workshop
Participants have the opportunity to develop their writing, be published in Issue 4 of our literary journal Prose & Lore, read at an event celebrating the journal, and be included in our podcast. We will limit the class to 12 participants, with a mix of new and returning students.
Applications are closed for the spring session. We will open applications for the fall session in July.
Writers Outside of NYC
We don’t have a formal distance-learning writing workshop, however, we pair writers whose pitches are accepted to our literary journal Prose & Lore with mentor editors who will support you through the process of writing and revising your story for publication.
Our pitch session for Issue 5 will open in July.