Memoir and Personal Essay Weekend Workshop
Get your creative juices flowing with this focused weekend workshop that helps you jump-start work on several new pieces of creative nonfiction writing.
What you can learn.
- Complete exercises and writing prompts to spark your creativity and generate new ideas
- Begin several new pieces of creative nonfiction in class
- Learn tools for continuing progress on your writing once class ends
About this course:Everyone has a story (and often many stories) to tell, whether your life has been a wild ride or a quiet stroll. This course is designed for those interested in learning more about the similarities and differences between the two forms and how to explore and shape your stories. Through exercises, prompts, and workshop, you begin work on several stories; you may develop some of these into longer pieces, while others may simply get your creative juices flowing. Because both personal essay and memoir call upon the writer to dig deep and hover patiently over the material of memory, this weekend's worth of writing and exploration gives you tools for staying the course long after the actual class has finished.
Summer 2020 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Enrollment limited to 20 students. Internet access required.
This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.