Kick-Starting the Memoir [John Douglas Marshall]
Introductory / Intermediate | This is a popular class with proven results, aimed at those who want to write a memoir or have begun one and are stalled. Each week requires an essay of 300 words providing essential building blocks for memoir. These essays are read aloud and critiqued in class; they are also critiqued in writing by the instructor. Weekly reading assignments from two helpful guidebooks (Judith Barrington, William Zinsser) provide memoir insights and inspiration. A convivial class atmosphere is encouraged and highly valued.