The Unconventional Memoir [Erin Gilbert – formerly titled A Structure for Your Story]
Through close readings and discussions we will unravel unusual memoir structures. In weekly workshops, we will encourage experimentation, risk-taking, and convention-breaking. Prompts will invite novices to develop new ideas and challenge seasoned writers to slip the restraints of dull drafts. By defying expectations, we will create writing that crackles with surprise. When we discover how innovative authors such as Danilo Kis, Vladimir Nabokov, and Marie NDiaye address questions of history, honesty, and memory, we will become daring memoirists.
*Please note this course was incorrectly titled A Structure for Your Story in the print catalog.