Workshops and Readings

Due to life in the era of COVID-19, I am teaching my courses on line via Zoom. Starting May 4, I’ll be teaching Memoir in Progress II, six Mondays 10:30-1:30 at GrubStreet. The course is designed for folks who are actively writing a memoir. Find our more at

I’ll also be teaching a four-part intro course: Finding Your Memoir, for Literary Cleveland, starting Wednesday May 6, 6:30-9 pm. You can find out more here.

“Writing from Real Life” and other workshops–student comments:

Judah is a perfect facilitator and he really knows the importance of positive feedback and encouragement. He goes out of his way to find something good to say about each person’s work.

–Gianni Caminiti, Lawyer, Plainfield, NJ

I strongly recommend Judah’s workshop to everyone interested in self-exploration. The writing assignments were like journals into the souls of writers. They liberated us. I honestly did not expect self-discovery as an outcome of this writing workshop but I found that and much more. Ending the workshop with 21 topics to write from was ingenious. Talk about adding fuel to the newly ignited fire. BRAVO!!

–Rick Cook, Public Health consultant, Albany, NY

Judah Leblang’s ‘Writing from Real Life’ workshop is a brilliant blend of presentation, discussion and time for writing. This trifecta of ingredients results in a perfect blend of information, inspiration, and encouragement. Whether a newbie or seasoned writer, there’s something for everyone in Judah’s writing workshop. I came away inspired and with 3 new pieces of writing to jumpstart additional stories. Thank you, Judah!

–Debra Marrs, Creativity and Writing Coach,

Upcoming Events

I frequently teach memoir writing workshops at Grub Street, a great writing center in Boston. I’m teaching a one-day workshop, “Our Lives in the Middle Ages” on Friday May 13 from 10-5 at Grub’s main offices downtown. For more info, check out their website at or call the Grub Street office at 617-695-0075. If you’re thinking about signing up, call Grub Street now!

I teach workshops and retreats ‘on site’ for various organizations and at writing retreats. In April 2016 I taught a weekend-long memoir workshop at Easton Mountain, a retreat center for gay and bi men. In November 2010, I led a workshop, “It’s all about me: An Introduction to Memoir-writing” at MCC Tampa. Contact me for more information at 617-466-9637.

I also work with writers one on one. If you need help and guidance with editing and shaping a piece, please contact me. My rates are reasonable, and my schedule is flexible. Email me at or call to find out more.