Memoir II: Honing the Memoir with Julia Scheeres (9/27 – 11/1)
Number of sessions: 6
Meeting time: Thursdays 6:00-8:30
Dates: Sept. 20 – Oct 25
Course fee: $395, $100 deposit
To register, contact the instructor. All deposits are non-refundable.
Description: You know the story you want to tell: you’ve got it all worked out in your head, or even on paper. But now you need to shape that raw material into a publishable work by honing the theme, figuring out where to break the narrative into scene, where to summarize, and where to reflect. This class will help you deepen your character arc, craft memorable scenes and get to the center of your story. We’ll discuss how much recreation is “allowed” in memoir, how to strike the right emotional tone, and learn the best route to getting published. This class focuses on writing and revising; every week we’ll workshop student pieces, and we’ll use Mary Karr’s “Liar’s Club” as our model text.