Your Story: Memoir and Personal Essay
In progress: Tuesdays, February 11–April 1, 1:00–3:30 p.m. (8 sessions)
- Registration is closed.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Focused on memoir and its sister genre, personal essay, in this class you will develop and craft your work, studying the elements that enhance your writing and help your stories to cohere.
Tacklethe “walls” of having no time to write, fearing what others think, being unsure about where to begin or end, and feeling confusion over structure, voice, and what to leave in or out. In an informal, intimate setting, perform writing exercises and receive class and instructor feedback through workshops, edits, and readings. An ideal course for people writing for friends or themselves, as well as for those seeking publication.
Instructor: Amy Friedman has published four memoirs, three children’s books, and hundreds of stories and essays in magazines around the world. She is also a syndicated columnist of children’s stories. For the past twenty years, she has taught personal essay and memoir in universities in Canada, at UCLA Extension, Case Western Reserve University, Idyllwild School of the Arts, and for PEN USA.