Classes

Memoir, Nonfiction

  • Term: Fall 2022
  • Start Date: September 18, 2022
  • End Date: September 25, 2022
  • Day of Week: Sunday
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
  • Level: Introductory
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $210.00
  • Member Price: $189.00

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Write Your Memoir: How to Structure, Outline, & Bring Your Story to Life

In this two-week crash course, memoir author Ingrid Ricks will arm you with the tools you need to dive into your memoir. You will learn the four most common story structure techniques, as well as the simple outlining process Ricks employs for every book project she takes on. From there, you will delve into the six powerful narrative writing techniques necessary to bring your memoir to life. This class includes a 30-minute individual coaching session.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Ingrid Ricks

Ingrid Ricks

She, Her

Ingrid Ricks is an NYT-bestselling memoir author, writing coach, and inspirational speaker who is passionate about leveraging personal storytelling to foster healing, awareness, empathy, and change. Over the past decade, she has helped thousands of students of every age find healing and empowerment by writing the deeply personal stories they needed to tell, and has produced eight anthologies in partnership with high schools and non-profits. Ingrid, who views personal storytelling as the key to healing and unity in today’s divided world, regularly presents her Healing Through Personal Storytelling workshops in partnership with organizations throughout the region and has delivered keynote talks on the subject to educators and social workers nationwide. Ingrid’s books include the coming-of-age memoir, Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story, and Focus, a memoir about her journey with the blinding eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. She has also ghostwritten several memoirs and has shared stories from her childhood on Salon and NPR.