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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Online
Classroom
Starting at $575.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you will 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 2018 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Available
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Instructor: Liz Stephens
363018
Fee:
$695.00
2 days left. Enroll by Sep 26, 2018
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students. No refund after October 2, 2018. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 2, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Tell It Slant, Second Edition by Brenda Miller

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

Available
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Tom Fields-Meyer
363021
Fee:
$575.00
3 days left. Enroll by Sep 27, 2018
See Details
Notes
Enrollment limited to 20 students. No refund after October 1, 2018.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 1, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
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Location
Discussion
Thu Sep 27, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Thu Oct 4, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Thu Oct 11, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Thu Oct 18, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Thu Oct 25, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Thu Nov 1, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Thu Nov 8, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Thu Nov 15, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Thu Nov 22, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Thu Nov 29, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Thu Dec 6, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46

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