6-Week Memoir Writing Class
When: To Be Announced
Each class is capped at 12 students
First, you do not need to be the world’s youngest surgeon/senator/CEO in order to write a memoir. You can write about your dog if you do it well. Memoir is all in the telling.
Together, we’ll explore the possibilities of dramatic presentation—how you can take a seemingly small-stakes memory, and very little action, and methodically create the conditions for conflict. To accomplish this, we’ll study excerpts from contemporary memoirs and follow writing prompts inspired by each.
This class will be conducted as a generative writing seminar. Every week, you'll be encouraged to share your in-class writing and talk about what challenges you're facing in your writing more generally.
If you have questions about the class format, please feel free to include those in the comment box.