Friday, December 7, 2018

Narrative Memoir Writing Workshop at Politics and Prose Bookstore



I'm excited to be teaching my Narrative Memoir Writing Workshop at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., starting on March 12, 2019. If you're interested, register today through the bookstore (spaces usually fill up quickly!)

Here are the details from the listing:

Narrative Memoir Workshop (1941)

Five Tuesday: March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 10 a.m. to noon.

Price:
$175 (10% off for Members)
Memoir, like all creative non-fiction, relies on literary craft tools such as scene and plot to mold a clear storyline and develop characters. 

This five-meeting workshop will help you to write your memories into scenes for essays or chapters of a full manuscript. Participants will respond to writing prompts and workshop one essay or manuscript excerpt (up to 750 words.) We will consider issues of editing, revising, organizing research and chapters, and publishing. Students will receive feedback from peers and the instructor during group workshop sessions throughout the last four classes.  

This class is open to all levels, from first-time memoirists to experienced writers.

In-class writing prompts will change every session; you are welcome to take this class more than once.

No homework is due for the first day of class. Please bring paper and a pen (or charged laptop) to every class. You will be writing in-class and at home starting with the first session.

We will rely on email for communication and distribution of student writing after the first week.

To participate fully in the class, it is necessary to have an email account that you check regularly.
Five Tuesday: March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 10 a.m. to noon.

Recommended Reading:


The Art of the Personal Essay, ed. by Phillip Lopate

Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoirby Beth Kephart

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King

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