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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Remote Instruction
Online
Starting at $665.00
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.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Available
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Paul Guest
379070
Fee:
$695.00
35 days left. Enroll by Apr 7, 2021
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 21, 2021
Course Requirements
Book: Stitches: A Memoir by David Small
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
-
Wednesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Monica Holloway
378975
Fee:
$665.00
35 days left. Enroll by Apr 7, 2021
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 21, 2021
Course Requirements
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Apr 7, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Apr 14, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Apr 21, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Apr 28, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed May 5, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed May 12, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed May 19, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed May 26, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jun 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jun 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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