Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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Writer's block ends during class!
Memoir Writing
Elizabeth Mauran
company president
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Very informative and useful for all memoir writers.
Memoir Writing
Chak Koonapareddy
filmmaker
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A great opportunity to learn memoir writing, using many examples from famous memoirs, supported by the detailed structure and focus needed to convey a compelling life story.
Memoir Writing
Lizzie Belden
project manager
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This course got me completing up to 75 pages of new work for my book, as well as giving me clearer ideas about what to do with chapters that needed work.
Memoir Writing
Rania Zada
writer
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A great opportunity to explore your creativity, learn about the craft, and meet a whole bunch of very intersting people that you would probably never encounter in your daily life.
Memoir Writing
Shelley Nagar
attorney
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The class gives you the tools to help you write your memoir and shines a light on the intense and somewhat overwhelming process that you'll undertake in getting yourself there.
Memoir Writing
Jessica Fiorillo
brand strategist
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A really interesting way to get at your own personal history.
Memoir Writing
Joanna Patton
ad agency owner, retired
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A soul searching, cathartic, life changing, validating experience that was way more than just a writing course.
Memoir Writing
Chantal Hewitt
nanny
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Memoir Writing was there for me at the right time during my creative journey. I was floating a bit, not sure of the structure and process, and this class equipped me with the right tools and provided a sense of direction.
Memoir Writing
Christie Munson
grant writer
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A full house of all the things a writer needs to be a better writer.
Memoir Writing
Darrin Pruitt
public health preparedness
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If the memories inside your head are as cluttered and chaotic as all those photos you still haven't put into albums, this course is a good way to start imposing some structure on them.
Memoir Writing
Suzanne La Muniere
IT purchasing coordinator
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I learned the nuts and bolts of memoir. Specifically, I got connected to the process of writing, and the course took it out of the theoretical and made it real for me.
Memoir Writing
Drew Hastings
performing artist/writer
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My writing has improved more than 100%, and I can hardly wait to take another course.
Memoir Writing
Diane Calvert
visual artist
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The teacher set up a lovely, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment that made for a true writer's haven.
Memoir Writing
Beth Friedman
psychotherapist
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The course helped to re-ignite my passion for my book. I'm excited enough to register early for Memoir II.
Memoir Writing
Tracey Hughes
public relations
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This is by far the best writing course that I have ever taken.
Memoir Writing
Linda Gask
doctor
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A fantastic way to start writing! I wrote 20 pages of a memoir that I've been thinking about writing for some time. The feedback from the instructor and peers convinced me that I have a story worth telling, and I took away excellent ideas to improve my writing.
Memoir Writing
Kristine McCarthy
English teacher
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Take it, take it, take it. It is lots of fun - you meet people of all ages, all walks of life from all over the world. The course is rich not only because of the excellent instructors but because of the fellow students!
Memoir Writing
Kay Berryman
retired
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I am a professional writer by trade, but I learned so such about character development, the elements and structure of writing memoir, and the more nuanced, subtle ingredients of story writing.
Memoir Writing
Janet Davenport
communications VP
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I am writing more now than I have in years and I look forward to taking another class soon.
Memoir Writing
Lisa Goris
production manager
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