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Through close readings and discussions we will unravel unusual memoir structures. In weekly workshops, we will encourage experimentation, risk-taking, and convention-breaking. Prompts will invite novices to develop new ideas and challenge seasoned writers to slip the restraints of dull drafts. By defying expectations, we will create writing that crackles with surprise. When we discover how innovative authors such as Danilo Kis, Vladimir Nabokov, and Marie NDiaye address questions of history, honesty, and memory, we will become daring memoirists.
*Please note this course was incorrectly titled A Structure for Your Story in the print catalog.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 6 SessionsNonfiction
Start Date: 02/28/2015
End Date: 04/04/2015
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Erin Gilbert holds an MFA from Bennington College, teaches at local colleges, and is currently at work on a novel and a set of linked personal essays. Her short stories, poetry, and essays appear regularly in a variety of publications.