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Yearlong in Memoir [Theo Nestor]

Time: - - - PT
Capacity: seat
Member Price: $1431.00
General Price: $1590.00

CLASS UPDATE: This class will now be taking place online, on Zoom. This has been updated from the print catalog.

All Levels | We will explore numerous aspects of writing a memoir or a memoir-in-essays that has enduring value, including expanding your story to address questions you share with your audience and contracting it to the stunningly specific; generating material once you’ve clarified your story’s arc and themes; writing a scene, a chapter, a section; creating conflict, tension, and suspense; making your narrator a character; including and omitting decisions; finding the connective tissue that makes a book cohere; how to open a memoir; and how to end it. We will also examine topics particular to writing an essay collection: creating an essay that can both stand on its own as well as enhance a collection, creating moments of finality as well as momentum within a collection, ordering essays, and writing introductions and final essays. Class meetings will include check-ins, lecture, discussion, partner work, writing and structuring activities, and prompted writing times.

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Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

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Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

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Classes may be cancelled if less than the minimum number of students are enrolled within ten days before the class start date. If Hugo House needs to cancel a class for any reason, students can choose between receiving a full credit toward future classes or full refund.

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