Course Description

IN PERSON: Are you ready to tell the story of your past? In this course, you will become familiar with memoir as a genre and practice. Through reading and writing exercises, as well as using group discussions, you will set achievable goals and generate writing that will become the framework for your memoir. In a supportive group setting, you can begin preserving your story for yourself or the next generation. With your instructor’s help, you will define your story and begin recording it while creating a sustainable writing practice. Bring your favorite writing tools, and set foot on the path of writing discovery. | Facilitated discussion, Active Skill Learning.

Max enrollment: 12.

Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705

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Section Title
Beginning Your Memoir
Classroom - In Person
1:30PM to 3:00PM
Oct 05, 2023 to Nov 16, 2023
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Classroom - In Person  
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Section Notes

Please note: Students will have one or two readings per week (around 30 pages) that will be discussed in class. These will be provided as PDFs. Students can expect two or three generative, in-class writing exercises per week and should come prepared to write. Additional prompts for optional out-of-class work will be offered every class session. The recommended book is suggested solely for your pleasure — it’s a great read!

Recommended reading:
Natalie Goldberg, "Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within" (9781611803082)

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