Course Catalog

Yearlong Manuscript Class in Memoir

In this craft-focused class, we will be discussing aspects of writing a memoir that has enduring value, including but not limited to: expanding your story to the universal and contracting it to the stunningly specific; generating material once you’ve clarified your story’s arc and themes; writing a scene, a chapter, a section; creating momentum; making your narrator a character; what to include and what to leave out; finding the connective tissue that makes a book cohere; how to open a memoir and how to end it.

Meets for 30 sessions + Publishing Day Intensive.

Please submit a project description here.

Hugo House Member descriptions will be reviewed in order they are received. We will contact students on a rolling basis to register over the phone. Beginning August 18 we will review non-member samples as well, and continue to contact students on a rolling basis.

Yearlong Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 3 days or more before a class, class credit or transfers will be issued less a $15 fee. Refunds will be issued less a $35 fee. 3 days or more before the start of the second class meeting, class credit, transfers, or refunds of 66% will be issued.

THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please add yourself to the waitlist so we can gauge interest in future offerings of this course.

Instructor: Theo Nestor

Class Type: Yearlong

Start Date: 09/16/2015

End Date: 05/25/2016

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$1125.00 Member Price:
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$1250.00 General Price:

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Theo Nestor

Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over (Crown, 2008). Nestor has taught the memoir certificate course for the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Education program since 2006.

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