Monday, October 18, 2010

November Memoir Writing Workshop

Have you been thinking about writing a memoir? Start with short essays or poems in next month’s upcoming Memoir Writing Workshop.

There are still virtual seats available in next month’s two week, online Memoir Writing Workshop II that starts on Monday, November 8. Register by emailing me {ChloeMiller(at)gmail(dot)com}.

By writing and sharing your work online, you can integrate writing into your regular schedule. There will be short reading, writing and editing assignments each weekday. The weekend is reserved for catching up. You only need an internet connection and a word processing program; there are no books to buy.

Please let me know if you have any questions. The full course description is below.

Memoir Writing Workshop II (Prose & Poetry)
In this creative writing workshop, we will discuss memoir writing in both prose and poetic forms. You will write and workshop your original work with published writing teacher Chloe Miller for two weeks. She will present writing prompts and exercises, links to short online readings and lead discussions around your work. You will receive longer individual feedback from her on your two final assignments. Through group peer editing sessions, you will hone your editing abilities and receive additional feedback on your work.

Short assignments will be posted every day. Your longer assignments will be due each Friday. It is suggested that you spend 30 – 60 minutes per day on the class. No assignments will be given over the weekend, although the lively discussion and writing will continue.

All levels welcome; beginners encouraged. In the two week Memoir Writing Workshop I last spring, we spent some time defining memoir, creative non-fiction and approaches to writing, editing and revising pieces. This conversation will continue in Memoir Writing Workshop II, with new readings and questions. It is not required to have taken Memoir Writing Workshop 1 to take the second level. The only requirement is that you’ve completed some brief creative writing and considered the genre.
The class will be held for two weeks from Monday, November 8 – Friday, November 19. Class enrollment is limited to ten adult students. It will be held in a private Google group that will be available 24/7. With a free Gmail account, you will be ready to start.

The cost is $200.00 payable by check due Monday, November 1. For an added $4.00 fee, you may also pay via PayPal. ChloĆ©’s current and previous private writing students receive a 10% discount. To register, email Chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com.

(This is the second time this class is running.)

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