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The best memoirists delve deeply into their most vulnerable moments, their most humiliating flaws, their gravest regrets—and we love them for it. Memoirs focused exclusively on the sins of others get thrown across the room. We’ll look at how to cultivate the honesty and courage required to dive into our weaknesses. We’ll read and discuss excerpts from great memoirs and do a boatload of generative writing. How do we explore our worst selves without alienating the reader? And, perhaps harder, how do we explore our good sides? Come with an idea for a story or situation you’d like to explore in your writing.
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: 03/03/2016
End Date: 04/07/2016
Days of the Week: Thursday
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Suzanne Morrison is the author of Yoga Bitch, which was an Indiebound bestseller and has been translated into 7 languages. Her fiction and essays have appeared in American Short Fiction, Litro UK, Popshot (UK), Salt Hill, Washington Square, The Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post and elsewhere.