Memoir Writing Workshop

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9:30-11:30 a.m. 4-week, 2-hour course begins Friday 1/21


Memoir writing provides a chance to discover the deeper meaning of lived experiences. In this course there will be exercises on the craft: incorporating sensory detail into a scene, developing a voice, writing a dialogue, using metaphors, and class critiquing of prompt-inspired writing. We will practice the art of turning memories into a story. Required reading: Eudora Welty, One Writer’s Beginnings, ISBN 978-0674639256. Assignments and additional readings will be posted on the class website. Ann Kimmage is the author of two memoirs: An Un-American Childhood (1996) and Split in Two: Reconciled through Yoga, coming out January 2022.