Melissa Grunow

Author

“The instructor's comments on my writing were the most helpful part of this course.”

“I found it most helpful and the feedback from both Ms. Grunow and the rest of the class should help my writing. I am much more aware of some of my bad habits. I appreciate (the) help I got.”

“I learned more about what a personal essay is and gained experience in critiquing. The instructor's feedback was helpful and encouraging.”

“The materials and sample essays were diverse and excellent.”

“I found the class to be well balanced between learning more about the form of personal essays and drafting new essays. Ms. Grunow was extremely helpful in giving both appreciation of aspects of my writing and offering suggestions for improvement.”

“Very well organized, excellent readings, prompt instructor responses, well thought out lessons. I would definitely take another class from this instructor.”

“Melissa Grunow did a great job of presenting material and organizing the class with lecture, readings, and writing assignments. She was easy to get in touch with and very responsive to questions and problems. I am new to online classes and this was a very positive experience for me.”  



Testimonials from Participants

"Seeking Truth through Tension in Memoir Narratives"

October 22, 2017

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Avenue for the Arts

307 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI

Hosted by The Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters

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Description:

This workshop will facilitate a discussion of fact versus emotional truth in memoir and how to build narratives through conflict and tension to create urgency. We will look at examples of successful memoirs that use voice in different ways for effective story-telling and reflection. Participants will have an opportunity to draft new work with writing prompts to inspire novice writers as well as advanced writers to strengthen their craft.

Hosted by The Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters

Cost: $40 non-members/ $30 members


Nonfiction Essays Writing Workshop

Yellowstone National Park

Six days in August 2018

Hosted by Women's Wilderness Writing Workshop

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Description: You will wake up to a wonderful breakfast, and begin to freewrite either in the cabin or outside in the stunning Montana forest. You will spend the afternoons lunching and learning from acclaimed author Melissa Grunow. In the evening, after dinner, you may choose to share your work for feedback from other female writers. Price includes airport transfer; workshop materials; lodging; all meals (including coffee, tea, water, and wine); and more.





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