In this eight-week class, writers will learn how to tell their extraordinary life story through the form of memoir. Writers will learn different forms and styles of memoir, and discover a creative writing voice that will unleash their personal stories.
“Writing a memoir is a way to figure out who you used to be and how you go to be who you are,” writes Abigail Thomas, author of Thinking About Memoir. Writing about your life experiences, in all their intimate, embarrassing, brilliant and truthful glory, can have the power to affect your life on a grand scale.
Using creative writing exercises and techniques from timed-writing to chronological lists to memory milestones, and more, writers will gain the tools it takes to write their memoir. Who you are, and what you know and feel matters!
In this class, writers will:
- Learn about the fundamentals of memoir-writing
- Timed-writing exercises
- Writing prompt exercises
- Read articles and information the art of memoir
- Choose what story he/she/they want to tell
- Choose what format to use to tell his/her/their story
- Share their ideas with others
- Brainstorm and idea creation
- Create a story map
Open to adult writers only. This class requires writing/reading work at home. No prior writing experience necessary.
Course length: 8 weeks
Class length: 2.5 hours/week
Date: Wednesday evenings – 6:30pm – 9pm
Wednesday October 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12 (No class on Halloween)
- Class syllabus
- Class workbook
- Reading list
- Writing journal
This class has a maximum of 8.
Please register before the class begins.
Please click HERE for registration and payment information.