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Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 - (310) 440-4500


Autobiography, Memoir, or Fiction

Tuesdays, February 3–April 14, except March 17, 7:00–10:00 p.m. (10 sessions)


  • $395 Noncredit
  • $430 Certificate Credit
  • $1,250 College Credit

To register for this course, contact Otis College of Art and Design directly at (310) 665-6950 or click here.


In this dynamic writing workshop offered in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design, uncover material from your own life experience to begin a memoir or work of fiction. 

Through readings and workshop discussions, learn to mine your personal history for subject matter and transform this raw material into a story. Delve into the craft of writing, including how to invent and reinvent from memory, maintain perspective, render characters, construct dialogue, and deal with issues of truth and integrity. The finished work 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, literature, and photography.

Class size limited to 16 students

Otis course code: XWRT6408

Otis registration #15448: $395 Noncredit
Otis registration #15449: $430 Certificate Credit
Otis registration #15450: $1,250 College Credit (1.0)


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