Course Description

“The memoir is the novel of the 21st century,” writes Susan Cheever. This contemporary art form holds a prominent place in today’s literary world. Editors respond to voice and tone, where writers capture the story, transport readers to another place, and convey honest feelings. Memoirs range from the humorous style of David Sedaris, to the stark minimalism of Joan Didion and Nick Flynn, who push new boundaries. This workshop is designed for writers who have started a memoir as well as those looking to transform and cultivate an idea into larger themes. Students work on short personal histories or book-length projects. Writers develop a compelling voice and point of view, creating dramatic tension and scenes with sensual detail. Discussions include what makes a memoir publishable in today’s market, crafting an elevator pitch and cover letter to approach agents and editors.

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Section Title
Writing Memoirs
6:00PM to 7:50PM
Jan 26, 2022 to May 11, 2022
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Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $910.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 01, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 26, 2022
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