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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.

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. Her awards include a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for Literature, an Iowa Review Award for Nonfiction, and the Harvard University Extension Award for Teaching Writing. She has been selected for the 2019 and 2020 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau for her talk “From Homer to #hashtags” which explores how language changes—and also changes us.

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