4-Week: Online Memoir--A Journalist's Approach


Whether you’re a seasoned personal essayist or you have no idea where to begin writing personal narratives, this workshop—a combination of short readings, discussion, and writing exercises—will force you to see the genre in new light. You'll learn how to self-interview, find your story inside the objects that surround you, discover new ways to see yourself as character, and push untapped stories to the surface. We'll explore process of exploration and low-stakes prose, discuss the idea of “truth" and the role of research inside personal narratives, and (each week) walk through exploratory-stage writing exercises. The aim of this workshop is to generate, generate, generate new ideas and material with which to write essays or your memoir. Most importantly, the goal is to get you to focus on the exploratory stages of writing and think differently about first person storytelling. 
About Online Classes with Lighthouse
Our online classes are designed to be flexible. There is no set meeting date or time, so students can log in to participate whenever and wherever is convenient. Generally the instructor will post new material—such as readings, discussion questions, and writing prompts—on Mondays and students can post their responses to ongoing discussion feeds throughout the week.

On the Monday that class starts, we will send enrollees instructions on how to log into their specific online class.
Technical Requirements:
We use a web-based program with technical specifications that are required to ensure it works properly. For an updated list of browsers and programs that work best with Canvas, please click here.   

Upcoming Sessions:
  • Spring 2017
    Instructor: Maggie Messitt
    Starts: 04/24/2017
    Time(s): NA

    Cost: $195.00 members / $220.00 non-members
    Location: Online - Online Workshop
    1515, Denver, CO 80206
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