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
Shawna Ayoub, a Durham-based writer, practices and instructs classes focused on writing truth. Her teaching and writing are equally informed by identity and indoctrinated racial, gender-based and religious violence, and seek to break free from artificial constraints. A widely published writer (HuffPost and elsewhere), she has taught memoir courses in person and online for 15 years. Ayoub specializes in writing joyful or difficult stories using expressive writing techniques and prompts.