8-Week: Intermediate Memoir and Personal Essay


For writers who have completed Intro to Personal Narrative, are engaged in writing personal essays or memoir, and desire feedback on their ongoing projects. Readings each week will expand the class's exposure to the broad field of personal essay and memoir writing with emphasis on structure, voice, integrating research, and other aspects of artful nonfiction storytelling. Class will consist of weekly reading discussions, in-class writing exercises, craft talks, and guided workshop by peers. We'll write to understand our experiences in the world, to explore our perceptions, and to share our common humanity through narrative and reflection.

Required Text:

The Best American Essays 2016, ed. by Jonathan Franzen

*Copies of this book are available to Lighthouse students at a 10% discount at the Tattered Cover on Colfax. Simply tell a Tattered Cover employee you are enrolled in a course at Lighthouse and they will direct you to where the books are shelved.   

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