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Jumpstart Your Memoir/Personal Essay
February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 25, 2019
This course has a very clear mission: to get you started on your memoir or personal essays. Through a series of targeted writing in-class and take-home exercises, we will explore the terrain of personal narrative writing: mining for material, finding a story arc, crafting description, shaping vivid scenes, and honing your voice. We will discuss the process of memoir and personal essay writing and review the strengths and weaknesses of the work we produce in class using an on-the-spot workshopping format. We will also read and discuss short published texts in regards to the craft and excerpts of powerful memoirs and personal essays, and learn how to apply similar methods in our own works. The class will offer a supportive and productive atmosphere for writers of every experience level.
Mondays, 6-9pm | February 4 – March 25 (skips Feb 18, March 11) | $340