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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: 01/26/2018

End Date: 01/27/2018

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 over a billion miles on a NASA mission to monitor the prenatal activity of stars. Her awards include a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for Literature, an Iowa Review Award for Nonfiction, and the Harvard University Extension Award for Teaching Writing. She is on the 2019-20 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau with her talk “From Homer to #hashtags,” which explores our changing language. Her forthcoming memoir, Wild Ride Home, is scheduled for publication in Spring 2020. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington with two horses, two cats, and one husband.

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