Memoir Writing Workshop (Mixed Level)
The Art of the Personal Essay, edited by Phillip Lopate
The Fourth Genre by Robert L. Root, Jr. & Michael Steinberg
Books and audio from the This I Believe Series
Literary Journals: Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre
Sign up for one of two four-week sessions:
Session 1: 4 Thursdays, Sept. 6-27, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Session 2: 4 Thursdays, Oct. 4-25, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Price: $100 ($80 members)
SESSION 1 and 2 are SOLD OUT
To be put on the waitlist please email email@example.com
It is never too early or too late to start fashioning your memories into words.
This four-week workshop will offer you the tools to write a memoir by breaking it down into pieces: linked personal essays. The class time and take-home writing assignments will primarily focus on student work. Participants will also respond to writing prompts, workshop drafts, and discuss on-going projects. We will consider issues of editing, revising, organizing research and chapters, as well as some strategies for publication. Students will receive feedback from peers as well as from the instructor.
This class is for you if you are thinking about starting a memoir or have already started to draft some chapters. Or maybe you simply want to try a new writing genre. In-class writing prompts will change every session; you are welcome to take this class more than once.
Please bring paper and a pen (or charged laptop) to the first class. Student writing samples for in-class workshop will be distributed weekly via email, therefore it is necessary to have an email account that you check regularly.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Chloe Yelena Miller received an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her poetry chapbook, Unrest, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Her writing has been published in such journals as Alimentum, The Cortland Review, and Narrative. She is at work on a memoir that combines essay and verse.