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Have you ever experienced the nagging feeling you ought to be writing down your life stories, but have simply lacked the time and the tools to do it? If so, this is the class to jumpstart your memoir-writing engine!
“The act of writing memoir is vastly different for everyone,” says instructor Kerry Muir. “It can be an intensely personal, private act—a way to unearth and sift through events of the past, ascertaining their meaning in retrospect. For some, it can be a way to leave a legacy for future generations, offering children (and grandchildren) an intimate glimpse into the life of a loved one. For others, writing memoir serves as a way to revisit fleeting moments and reclaim them on the page, thereby capturing them for posterity, much like a photograph.”
Mark Twain once said, “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.” In this online class, students will gain tools to transform their own unique, stranger-than-fiction truths into vibrant, original narratives. In-class exercises and weekly assignments are geared to help students generate new material and access their individual, story-telling voice. All writers are welcome!
About The Writing Salon's Remote Classes
Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, The Writing Salon has moved all spring classes to a remote learning format. You will be able to participate in live class meetings via Zoom videoconference. To attend classes, you'll need a phone, tablet or computer and access to the web. You can participate in the class from wherever you'd like, whether on your living room couch or in your home office. Before your class meets, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information about Zoom and your remote class. If you have any questions about remote learning, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, May 09, 10:30am-1:00pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, May 16, 10:30am-1:00pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, May 30, 10:30am-1:00pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, June 6, 10:30am-1:00pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, June 13, 10:30am-1:00pm
Kerry's enthusiasm was contagious and she encouraged each student, while helping them see how to improve their work. She created a friendly and supportive atmosphere through group discussion, and suggested further readings.