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Wrestling with Time in Memoir

All Levels | Where, exactly, are you telling your story from? Since literary memoirs are more circular than sequential, more intuitive than logical, time can trip us up. Reflection, however, (the memoirist’s magic wand) creates a vantage point—not only where you unpack emblematic episodes, but former versions of oneself. With Sven Birkerts’ The Art of Time in Memoir as a guide, we’ll write scenes from the “Now” and the “Then,” giving form and meaning to the past. Prepare to be surprised.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Christine Hemp

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 04/21/2018

End Date: 04/22/2018

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Christine Hemp

Christine Hemp has aired her essays and poems on NPR’s Morning Edition, and a poem of hers has traveled billions of miles on a NASA mission to monitor the pre-natal activity of stars. She is a speaker for the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau and TEDx. Hemp is the author of That Fall (poems) and Wild Ride Home: Love, Loss and a Little White Horse, A Family Memoir. Her work has appeared recently in the New York Times, Psychology Today, and Tupelo Quarterly.

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