For those lost in the forest of revision, this class is a path out of the woods. Each week we'll do a close read and deep dissection of a well-executed personal essay, memoir excerpt or bit of craft advice, then immediately apply what we've learned to your work-in-progress in manageable chunks. The class moves at a brisk pace with each essay providing at least four opportunities for real-time revision of your work-in-progress. We'll end each night with a writing exercise for you to work away at until we meet again. Rinse. Repeat. And revise.
(Note: For this class, you'll want to show up on the first night with a work-in-progress and ready to revise!)
(Second Note: This class will not meet on March 24 and instead conclude the final class on March 31.)
Minda lives in Louisville, Kentucky where she serves as the Director of the BFA in Creative Writing program at Spalding University. She has a series of essays for Longreads on dating and politics and her writing has been featured by the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Oxford American, and Teen Vogue, and every other week she tackles the dating woes of strangers as her city's relationship advice columnist at the LEO Weekly. Her work was also solicited for Burn It Down: Women Writing About Anger by Seal Press and in the forthcoming collection from Hub City Press, A Measure of Belonging: Writers of Color on the New American South. She's working on her memoir, An Anthology of Assholes, about dating as a woman of color in Southern California. She is represented by Kayla Lightner at Ayesha Pande Literary.
Minda is such a great teacher! The readings, discussions, and exercises were expertly crafted. Teaching and learning via Zoom isn’t easy, but Minda still created a warm and welcoming classroom feeling, even among a group of socially distanced Zoomers. This class was amazing and I hope to The Porch will offer many many more classes with Minda!
Minda Honey teaches you how to write about life from a place of healing--you become a better writer and a better human.
Minda is super relatable while providing great content. I feel empowered to speak my truth. I think it is also important that she clearly approaches the subject matter through a black femme lens and is unapologetic about it.