Memoir III


Write or revise up to 2 chapters of a memoir in this advanced workshop focused on sustaining progress and polishing existing work.

Starting at $785.00
As few as 10 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Develop a structured regimen to carry you through to completion of your project
  • Develop self-editing techniques to help you refine and rewrite your work
  • Make considerable progress on your project in a supportive, motivating environment

About this course:

Designed for serious writers who seek to refine their manuscripts into polished memoirs, this intensive workshop offers a structured writing regimen and ongoing critique. Issues of structure, theme, and honing the author's unique voice are emphasized. You also develop and perfect self-editing techniques. The course goal is to write or revise two chapters or essays and increase mastery over this artistic form.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Instructor: Shawna Kenney
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Enrollment limited to 12 students. Visitors not permitted. $100 nonrefundable. Not eligible for any discounts. Internet access required.

The application deadline for this advanced course is Monday, Sept 9 at 9am (PST).

Course may be taken to satisfy core (Advanced) units in the Nonfiction Certificate Program, or as an elective in either fiction/creative nonfiction certificate.

For more information on programs and services offered by the Writers’ Program, please visit our website.

To apply:

Log in with your existing student account and then “add to cart”, or click “add to cart” and follow the prompts to create a new or returning student account. Then, follow the remaining instructions below:

  1. Click “Start” on the first Application page.
  2. On the 2nd Application page, click “Start” on the bottom left side of the page.
  3. After that, you will be asked to upload a writing sample, per the guidelines below.
  4. Once you finish the steps, click "Submit Application."

Please note that there are no pre-approvals. All students must submit the following requirements in order to be eligible for an advanced creative writing course.

Submission guidelines: submit one document (double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins on all sides) containing a 10-page writing sample; a synopsis of up to one page for any longer submitted works (novels); a personal statement of one paragraph outlining what the student hopes to gain from the class; and a list of previous courses completed in the Writers’ Program or other programs, with instructors (when known).

NOTE: Despite being asked to enter payment information, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this course unless you choose to enroll if/when you receive a notice of acceptance for the course. In other words, it’s 100% free to apply. The full course fee will be due up front to register, prior to attending the course.

Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1-2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start. In the meantime, you can also register for alternative open-enrollment course and transfer upon your acceptance.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 25, 2019
Course Requirements
Book: THE ART OF MEMOIR by Mary Karr
Book: HOW TO WRITE A BOOK PROPOSAL by Michael Larsen

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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