Memoir I

WRITING X 423.1

Find the right true story to tell in this foundational class in writing book-length memoirs.

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In-Person
Online
Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Identify significant moments from your life
  • Structure your story into a book-length work
  • Establish habits and tools for effective writing
  • Read successful memoirs to discuss their strengths
  • Complete an outline and draft of several chapters

About this course:

A memoir is a book-length narrative that is told from the writer's point of view and captures a meaningful slice of the writer's life. If you have a story to tell and would like to figure out how best to tell it, this course helps you get started. In-class writing exercises help you identify significant moments from your life, decide on a workable structure for telling your story, and determine what exactly your story is about. You also focus on the habits and tools you need to establish and maintain a writing practice and read excerpts from a range of memoirs for inspiration and guidance. By the end of the course, you have an outline and a draft of one to two chapters.

Fall 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Liz Stephens
388665
Fee:
$720.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. 

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 12, 2022
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Book: Writing Life Stories by Bill Roorbach
Book: The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
Book: The Liar's Club by Mary Karr
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Thursday 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Eileen Cronin
388664
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA
Still accepting enrollments
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Notes

No meeting October 13 & November 24, 2022.

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time 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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 13, 2022
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Book: Modern American Memoirs by Dillard, Conley
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Sep 29, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3120
Discussion
Thu Oct 6, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3120
Discussion
Thu Oct 13, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3120
Discussion
Thu Oct 20, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3120
Discussion
Thu Oct 27, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3120
Discussion
Thu Nov 3, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3120
Discussion
Thu Nov 10, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3120
Discussion
Thu Nov 17, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3120
Discussion
Thu Nov 24, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3120
Discussion
Thu Dec 1, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3120
Discussion
Thu Dec 8, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3120
Discussion
Thu Dec 15, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3120

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