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Intro to Memoir Writing, Pt. I: Discovering Your Stories

Introductory | Do you want to write about your life but aren’t sure where to begin? Or maybe you know where to begin–you’ve begun a thousand times already–but now what? The primary focus of this class will be to help you to discover your personal themes and narratives and to introduce you to the memoir genre. This is a generative class offering prompts, activities, and ideas for developing your “starts.” Bring your notebook and pen or charged laptop.

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Instructor: Theo Nestor

Class Type: 10 Sessions

Term: Fall 2021

Start Date: 09/28/2021

End Date: 11/30/2021

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Theo Nestor

Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over (Crown, 2008). Nestor has taught the memoir certificate course for the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Education program since 2006.

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