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Finding Your Voice in Memoir

Introductory | You know you have a memoir in you—but how do you put yourself into that story? Creating yourself as a character is both exciting and challenging. This class guides you through the process of harnessing your memories, emotions, and personal traits in order to create a sense of “you” on the page. You’ll learn how to develop characters, find your voice, and connect with readers. By the end, you’ll be ready to write not just your story—but yourself!

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Susan V. Meyers

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Fall 2021

Start Date: 09/19/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$108.00 Member Price:
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$120.00 General Price:

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Susan V. Meyers

Susan V. Meyers has lived and taught in Chile, Costa Rica, and Mexico. She earned an MFA from the University of Minnesota and a PhD from the University of Arizona, and she currently directs the Creative Writing Program at Seattle University. Her fiction and nonfiction have been supported by grants from the Fulbright foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, 4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, as well as several artists residencies. Her novel Failing the Trapeze won the Nilsen Award for a First Novel and the Fiction Attic Press Award for a First Novel, and it was a finalist for the New American Fiction Award. Other work has recently appeared in Per Contra, Calyx, Dogwood, The Portland Review, and The Minnesota Review, and it has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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