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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

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Christine Hemp

Christine Hemp has worked with S’Klallam tribal elders, Microsoft managers, Episcopal clergy, police officers, and youth offenders. Her poems and essays have aired on NPR, and she has received numerous awards, including a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for Literature. She is currently on the 2019-2020 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau for her talk “From Homer to #hashtags” which explores our changing language—and how it changes us.

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