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 $695.00
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 2021 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Liz Stephens
382639
Fee:
$695.00
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ENROLL BY: Sep 29, 2021
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. Materials required. 

This 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 13, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Writing Life Stories: How to Make Memories into Memoirs, Ideas into Essays, and Life into Literature by Bill Roorbach
The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Eileen Cronin
382641
Fee:
$695.00
Remote Instructionformat icon
Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Sep 29, 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 October 13, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Modern American Memoir by Dillard & Conley
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Wed Sep 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Oct 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Oct 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Oct 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Oct 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Nov 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Nov 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Nov 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Nov 24, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Dec 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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