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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Classroom
Starting at $575.00
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.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Future Offering (Opens November 04, 2019 12:00:00 AM)
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
371301
Fee:
$575.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 20 students. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 21, 2020
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Jan 16, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Thu Jan 23, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Thu Jan 30, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Thu Feb 6, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Thu Feb 13, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Thu Feb 20, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Thu Feb 27, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Thu Mar 5, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Thu Mar 12, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Thu Mar 19, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333

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