Nonfiction, The Writing Life, Memoir

  • Term: Summer 2023
  • Start Date: July 18, 2023
  • End Date: July 18, 2023
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $60.00
  • Member Price: $54.00

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How to Write an Overview of Your Memoir

A good memoir overview might be the hardest working few hundred words you'll ever write. You can adapt your overview for query letters, book proposals, an author website, and your book's back cover and product pages. We will look at examples of spectacular overviews that draw readers in and quickly give them a sense of the story's arc and larger significance. And you will have time to try their techniques in class and discuss the art of selling our stories.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens