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Writing Your Truth: Memoir

A writer at work

Expert guidance and inspiration for memoir creation

You definitely have a story to tell. But how can you choose which memories will best showcase your story? This course will set you on the path to discovering your truth, highlighting your supporting cast of characters, and determining the urgency behind your own story. We will utilize myriad narrative writing techniques to add action, characters, conflict, dialogue, narrative momentum, scenes, setting and structure to create work that will be shared within the safe and trusted environment of our virtual classroom.

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Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Mining Your Past
  • Lesson 2: The Event
  • Lesson 3: Ethics
  • Lesson 4: Narrative Elements
  • Lesson 5: Authenticity
  • Lesson 6: Defining Your Voice

Required Books

 Learner Outcomes


After this class, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish nuances between sub genres of nonfiction such as essays and creative nonfiction
  • Submit several chapters of a memoir in progress to revise based on feedback and editing by the instructor
  • Develop confidence in the power of your memoir's narrative momentum to keep your chosen readers engaged
  • Identify strengths in memoir
  • Possess knowledge of the driving force behind the narrative
  • Apply tools and techniques for continued writing after the course conclusion

Course Schedule

TypeDateTimeLocation
Online (Instructor-led)May 04, 2022 to Jun 08, 20227:00PM - 9:00PMZoom

Writing Your Truth: Memoir Course Information

Contact Hours
12 hours

Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit - $425.00

Instructor

  • Jennifer Taylor