Making Meaning from Memories: An Examination of Memoir-Writing Techniques (with Anita Gill) - ONLINE
In memoir writing, writers have the chance to create art from the raw material of memories. Over the course of eight weeks, we will explore the variety of memoir techniques in terms of voice, narrative arc, setting, and details with an aim to identify the most compelling way to tell our stories. The class will be a combination of craft lecture, discussion, and feedback every week. Students will leave with more in-depth knowledge of memoir-writing craft techniques and feedback on a submission up to 10 pages in length. All levels. Limited to 10 writers.
WHEN: 8 Weeks: Wednesdays, April 7 - May 26 (6 - 8pm EST)
WHERE: Online, via Zoom video conference
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
ANITA GILL is a writer, editor, and recent Fulbright fellow in Spain. Her essays, memoir, and satire have appeared in The Iowa Review, The Rumpus, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Prairie Schooner, The Offing, The Baltimore Sun, and elsewhere. Her writing has been listed as Notable in Best American Essays and has won the Iowa Review Award in Nonfiction. Anita is a member of Women Who Submit, an organization that educates and encourages marginalized genders to get published. She currently serves as the Nonfiction Editor for Hypertext Magazine.
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