Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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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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Writer's block ends during class!
Memoir Writing
Elizabeth Mauran
company president
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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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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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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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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 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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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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The course changed my view of writing and living.
Memoir Writing
Xingchen (Adrian) Liu
graduate student
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Magical! Beyond expectations. I wished it wouldn’t end.
Memoir Writing
Sarina Prabasi
nonprofit CEO
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This was the best course I have ever taken and I have BA, MA, and PhD degrees from Ivy League schools.
Memoir Writing
Cary Bell
school administrator
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At the end of class, I left with a head chock-full of ideas that I couldn't wait to use once I got home!
Memoir Writing
Dawn Campbell
teacher
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I found the level of intelligence displayed by my classmates to be exceptional and working with them very stimulating. The big surprise to me was how strongly we bonded as a group.
Memoir Writing
Alexandra Baltarzuk
film sound engineer
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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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This course made me believe that I had a story to tell and that I could craft one that would resonate.
Memoir Writing
William Dameron
director of it
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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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Eye-opening. Addictive, in a very healthy way. Life-changing.
Memoir Writing
Dina Shalaby
senior research analyst
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This is a terrific opportunity to get in there and write in a supportive, engaging, constructive environment.
Memoir Writing
Maggie Morth
freelance copy editor
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When I finish a really good book, I usually am a bit depressed about not being able to hang out with the characters anymore. It takes me sometimes days to get over the loss. That’s how I’m feeling about Joselin Linder's class right now. I'm so sorry that it lasted ONLY ten weeks.
Memoir Writing
Lori Gaon
Self employed
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The instructor gave a complete and thorough class that hit upon the entire process of memoir writing. With almost every point she had an example that clearly illustrated the topic. The writing exercises were perfect and helped communicate the points even more.
Memoir Writing
Britta Larsen
advertising
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