Memoir IV


Take your manuscript in progress toward the finish line in this course that helps you become a self-directed writer with a revision practice


What you can learn.

  • Refine your manuscript toward completion in this advanced workshop
  • Engage in intensive workshopping and critique with other writers at your level
  • Explore elements that contribute to a complete and compelling memoir
  • Learn self-editing skills you can use to refine your work in class and beyond

About this course:

Designed for serious writers with at least 100 pages of a manuscript who seek to refine their manuscripts into completed memoirs, this advanced workshop is centered on sustaining progress and polishing existing work. Through intensive instructor and peer critique, you will explore the necessary elements for a memoir to be considered complete. Self-editing techniques and preparing a book proposal will also be explored. The goal of the course is to give you the self-editing skills to complete and polish your manuscript and increase mastery over this artistic form.
WRITING X 423.3 Memoir III or comparable workshop experience.

Admission to this course is by application only and the selection process is competitive. It is recommended that students take intermediate-level courses prior to submitting their work. When this course is open for enrollment, click "See Details" for application guidelines and quarterly application deadlines.

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