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Writing Your Memoir

At the heart of memoir writing is the idea that each of us has an individual, meaningful story that can be told through a process that involves remembering, reimagining, and recording the past. Work on developing a style that yields an authentic voice, thereby elevating personal experience into compelling prose. Learn how to bring focus and clarity to a memoir through writing exercises, analysis of published memoirs, and guidance—along with discussions of plot, structure, characterization, description, dialogue, and point of view.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the essential elements of memoir writing
  • Instructor and peer critiques of your writing

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • Writers of all levels

1 section

  • Fall 2018
    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2018
    • Date

      Sep 25 - Dec 4
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Kear, Nicole
    • Location

      Midtown Center