Autobiography, Memoir, or Fiction
Tuesdays, February 4–April 22, except March 22 and April 15, 7:00–10:00 p.m. (10 sessions)
- $395 Noncredit
- $430 Certificate Credit
- $1,250 College Credit
Class size limited to 16 studentsTo register for this course, contact Otis College of Art and Design directly at (310) 665-6950 or click here.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
In this dynamic writing workshop offered in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design, students uncover material from their own life experience to begin an autobiographical memoir or work of fiction.
The course guides students as they move between the worlds of fiction and nonfiction to find their stories and voices. Through readings and workshop discussions, students will learn to mine their personal histories for subject matter and transform this raw material into a story. Students are taught the craft of writing, including how to invent and reinvent from memory, maintain perspective, render characters, construct dialogue, employ sensory detail, and other strategies of description. Finished works may be a personal essay, a short story, a novella, or chapters of a memoir or novel.
First-class materials: note-taking materials
Instructor: Martha Fuller holds an MA in English literature from Claremont Graduate School and an MFA in creative photography from California State University, Fullerton. She has taught numerous courses in creative writing and literature, as well as fine art photography and artists’ books.
Reg #15399: $395 Noncredit
Reg #15400: $430 Certificate Credit
Reg #15401: $1,250 College Credit