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This is a popular class with proven results for those who have been hoping to write a memoir or those who have already begun a memoir but are stalled. Here, inspiration is provided through essays by popular memoir authors – including Frank McCourt and Annie Dillard – on their work and its challenges, as well as a helpful how-to guidebook and weekly 300-word essay assignments that are critiqued both in class and in writing by the instructor.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.
Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
John Douglas Marshall is the author of Reconciliation Road, an award-winning memoir. The longtime book critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has interviewed and profiled many prominent memoir authors.