Course Description

Perhaps you have been reflecting on your childhood, or school days, or the beginning of your career. Maybe you have even thought you would like to collect these thoughts in writing. This course will facilitate this process and assist you in placing your memories in context. We will read excerpts from published memoirs, including "Teacher Man" by Frank McCourt, "This Boy’s Life" by Tobias Wolff, and "Becoming" by Michelle Obama. We will discuss what makes a memoir distinctive, and which events to highlight. Most important, we will share our own writings with each other and provide nonjudgmental feedback. This course will assist you in shaping and discussing your memories. | Active participation; Facilitated discussion.

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Section Title
Writing Your Memoir: Experiences, Recollections, Events
Online - Zoom
3:30PM to 5:00PM
Sep 17, 2020 to Oct 22, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes
Required: In addition to the device being used for the online class, students should have a paper or digital notebook for their in-class writing assignments.

Recommended text:
Frank McCourt, Teacher Man: A Memoir (9780743243780)
Tobias Wolff, This Boy’s Life (9780802149077)
Michelle Obama, Becoming (9781524763138)