Mastering Your Memoir (with Celia Jeffries) - 6 Weeks
In this advanced course, experienced students working on a memoir will receive support, guidance, and feedback. We will delve deeply into craft and work through some of the hazards of memoir: how to write about others, how to recreate the past, etc. by trying new forms and techniques, exercising different voices and structures, and working on revision. Prompts and exercises will be offered in class and as homework along with readings from masters of the memoir, both past and present. Participants may contribute to the course content by suggesting topics to focus on and by discussing their work in progress. While new writing is encouraged, this workshop is primarily for those who are interested in furthering work on an existing manuscript.
About the Instructor:
CELIA JEFFRIES holds an MA from Brandeis and an MFA from Lesley University. Her work has appeared in numerous newspapers and literary magazines including Westview, Solsticelitmag, and Puerto del Sol, as well as the anthology Beyond the Yellow Wallpaper. She recently finished a novel and is currently working on a memoir.
When: Tuesdays, January 22 - February 26 (6 - 8pm)
Where: Commons Coworking, in Williamsburg MA