Memoir IV

WRITING X 423.4

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

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Remote
Starting at $795.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

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.
Prerequisites
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.

Winter 2023 Schedule

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Tuesday 5:00PM - 8:00PM PT
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Instructor: Shawna Kenney
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Fee:
$795.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jan 17, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 12 students. Visitors not permitted. $100 non-refundable. Enrollment discounts limited to WP NOW members; no other discounts apply. Internet access required. 

The priority application deadline for applications is Monday, December 12, 2022 at 9am (PT). Applications submitted after this date are not guaranteed consideration.

Submission guidelines:

Submit one document (double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins on all sides) containing:

  1. a 10-page writing sample;
  2. a synopsis of up to one page if the writing sample is an excerpt from a longer work (i.e. memoir);
  3. a personal statement of one paragraph outlining what the student hopes to gain from the class;
  4. and a list of previous courses completed in the Writers’ Program or other programs, with instructors (when known).

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 above requirements in order to be eligible for an advanced creative writing course.

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.

Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1-2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 10, 2023
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

How to Write a Book Proposal by Jody Rein & Michael Larsen
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Tue Jan 17, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Jan 24, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Jan 31, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Feb 7, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Feb 14, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Feb 21, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Feb 28, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Mar 7, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Mar 14, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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Tue Mar 21, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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