Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fall Memoir Writing Workshops @ Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

I’m looking forward to teaching a Memoir Writing Workshop at Politics & Prose bookstore in September and again in October. These classes fill up quickly (there’s always a waiting list), so register today through the bookstore

If you have any questions about the workshop, you’re welcome to email me: chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com.

Sign up for one – or both! - of two four-week sessions:
Session 1: 4 Thursdays, Sept. 6-27, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Session 2: 4 Thursdays, Oct. 4-25, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Price: $100 ($80 members)

Class Description:
It is never too early or too late to start fashioning your memories into words.

This four-week workshop will offer you the tools to write a memoir by breaking it down into pieces: linked personal essays. The class time and take-home writing assignments will primarily focus on student work. Participants will also respond to writing prompts, workshop drafts, and discuss on-going projects. We will consider issues of editing, revising, organizing research and chapters, as well as some strategies for publication. Students will receive feedback from peers as well as from the instructor.

This class is for you if you are thinking about starting a memoir or have already started to draft some chapters. Or maybe you simply want to try a new writing genre. In-class writing prompts will change every session; you are welcome to take this class more than once.

Please bring paper and a pen (or charged laptop) to the first class. Student writing samples for in-class workshop will be distributed weekly via email, therefore it is necessary to have an email account that you check regularly.

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