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Chapter One: Beginning Your Memoir

All Levels | Thinking of writing a memoir but don’t know where to begin? In the middle of one but unsure where it really opens? If you need to frame (or reframe) your story, this class is for you. Dipping into Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir, we’ll explore the power of first lines, first paragraphs, and first pages. You will learn how to cultivate your voice and discover how urgency is queen.

Instructor: Christine Hemp

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 01/27/2018

End Date: 01/28/2018

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$265.50 Member Price:
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Christine Hemp

Christine Hemp has aired her essays and poems on NPR’s Morning Edition, and a poem of hers has traveled billions of miles on a NASA mission to monitor the pre-natal activity of stars. She is a speaker for the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau and TEDx. Hemp is the author of That Fall (poems) and Wild Ride Home: Love, Loss and a Little White Horse, A Family Memoir. Her work has appeared recently in the New York Times, Psychology Today, and Tupelo Quarterly.

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