8-Week: Intro to Personal Narrative and Memoir

Intro to Personal Narrative and Memoir

A perfect introduction for anyone who has a personal story to tell but hasn't had experience crafting essays, personal journalism, or memoirs. This workshop, geared toward new writers of personal narrative, will help you understand how to turn your own experiences into riveting stories with universal themes. Through craft talks, class discussion, homework assignments, and close readings of published work, the class will introduce you to the possibilities and pitfalls of personal narrative. We’ll cover such concepts as privacy v. publicity, how to develop the first-person narrator, showing v. telling, and how to mine your experience for deeper meaning. Because each class is tailored toward the needs of the group, assignments, and topics will vary. Prepare to be surprised.

This course is currently full. We encourage you to check out a few alternatives, like our 8-Week Intro to Writing the Short Story, 8-Week Intro to Writing the Novel, or 8-Week Online Intro to Ficion and Nonfiction. If you are waitlisted for this course and a space opens up for you, we're happy to transfer your registration. 

Instructor: John Cotter Learn More


Aug 14, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmAug 21, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmAug 28, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmSep 04, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmSep 11, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmSep 18, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmSep 25, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pmOct 02, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm