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 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.

Spring 2019 Schedule

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

Future Offering (Opens 04 Feb 2019 12:00:00 AM)
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Liz Stephens
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Fee:
$575.00
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Notes

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

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 16, 2019
Course Requirements
Book: Tell it Slant by Brenda Miller
Book: Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction by Lex Williford and Michael Martone
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Apr 11, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1323
Discussion
Thu Apr 18, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1323
Discussion
Thu Apr 25, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1323
Discussion
Thu May 2, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1323
Discussion
Thu May 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1323
Discussion
Thu May 16, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1323
Discussion
Thu May 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1323
Discussion
Thu May 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1323
Discussion
Thu Jun 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1323
Discussion
Thu Jun 13, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1323

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