WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 9 —FEBRUARY 20 | The goal of this course is to help you draft, structure, and polish a multi-scene, 1,200-1,500 word memoir. Expect weekly reading and writing assignments. We will begin with narrative prompts and then move quickly towards workshops and revision. While the class is geared towards creating stand-alone pieces, it is also a great place to create the foundation for a larger memoir project.
Kristen Cosby is a freelance writer, editor, and educator. Her writing has received support from the Jan Michalski Foundation, Can Serrat, the Corporation of Yaddo, the MacDowell Artist Colony, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and garnered the Normal Prize in Nonfiction and a Pushcart Prize Special Mention. Her work has appeared in Atlas Obscura, The Normal School, TheNormalSchool.com,KenyonReview.org, Alaska Quarterly Review, Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction, Pitt Med Magazine, Proto, has been anthologized in The Pleasure Principle, The Moment, The Spirit of Disruption, and is forthcoming in Lodestone in 2019.
Number of sessions: 7
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dates: Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20
Course fee: $429