Circe Crucible – A Year-Long Memoir Course


Here at Circe, we work with many clients who are writing about rupture, transformation, trauma reinvention, change, grief, loss, and other “crucible” events. Our clients tend to be people/writers who have seen some shit, and who are working hard to reclaim their narratives and their lives through the transformational power of storytelling–those who hope to let other readers know they aren’t alone, and who seek to, as the adage goes, disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed. This class, which focuses on memoir and autofiction primarily, is for writers seeking to spend a year deeply immersed in writing or revising a book length work. 

Course Includes:

  • Once monthly class meeting over Zoom
    • 2-3 members will have their pages workshopped per meeting (each participant will be workshopped twice)
  • Every other month individual/private meeting with Emily or Gina over Zoom (participants will have a chance to work with both)
  • Ongoing online communication between members of the cohort to share resources and ask questions in between sessions
  •  100 manuscript pages read and reviewed by Emily and Gina

Pricing: $3,600 ($300/month)

Deposit of $500 required to hold spot, full payment due one month prior to course start date.


Promptapalooza is the most fun you’ll have in a writing class. Instead of beat drops, we’ll have prompt drops.

Capped at 30 participants and happening only 4 times a year, these three-hour generative workshops, with opportunities to share, will get you motivated, inspired, connected, and curious.

At Circe Consulting, we welcome all bodies, all stories, and all stages of life—as a writer and as a person.

Promoting our core concepts of community, commitment and compassion, Gina Frangello and Emily Rapp Black will each share a series of prompts, and a set time in which to do them (ranging from 10-20 minutes). These prompts, while varied, all aim to help you tap into your deepest material and identify what makes your story—and your voice—yours, and many of our previous students have gone on to publish essays based on single prompts or a combination of their generative writing.

You will also get a prompt to take with you and automatic subscription to our free Circe newsletter, which contains yet more regular prompts as well as book recommendations, tips on navigating the writing life, and occasional other musings.

Promptapalooza is great if you’re struggling with writer’s block, feeling adrift without a writing community in these pandemic days, or just want to laugh, learn, and dig deep.

While most prompts are geared towards writers of memoir/creative nonfiction, they are all also suitable for writers working on autofiction or semi-autobiographical novels.

When: TBD
Where: The Zoom Room
How Much: $250/person
Who: Gina Frangello and Emily Rapp Black.

**Anyone who enrolls in the class and later chooses to work with us privately will receive $100 any of our coaching/editing packages.**

Are you ready to see what these prompts can unearth in you? Email to enroll now!