Course Catalog

Intro to Writing Memoir: Part II* Developing Your Stories

Introductory | This course will focus on ways you can take your story starts and turn them into something complete. We will focus on scene development, transitions, developing themes as well as tricks and tips for growing your ideas.

* – “Developing Your Stories” is the second in the three-part Intro to Writing Memoir series. In Spring the final ten-week course in the series will be offered in the same time slot and with the same instructor: “Intro to Writing Memoir: Part III Structuring and Sharing Your Stories.” Take one or all three. Priority registration will be offered for the Spring series courses to students in enrolled in Part II. Registration for the annual one-day Publishing Intensive will be included for all students registered in Part III.

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: Theo Nestor

Class Type: 10 Sessions


Start Date: 01/12/2021

End Date: 03/16/2021

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$432.00 Member Price:
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$480.00 General Price:

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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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