Nabokov said that the true purpose of memoir should be to discern and follow “the thematic designs of one’s life.”
In that spirit, this class attempts to guide students in the quest to discover what story to tell and how to tell it. Class discussions—of work in progress and of weekly exercises written in reponse to excerpts from classic memoirs—explore elements of craft such as character, description, dialogue and pacing. The goal is to help students find their own voices and the written shape of their own truths.
Starts Mon, Jun 3, 6-9 pm, $350
Manuscript submission required
Wendy Salinger is the author of the memoir Listen and Folly River, which won the Open Competition of The National Poetry Series. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, The New Yorker and Ploughshares. She has taught at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University. A former Guggenheim fellow, she directs the 92Y Poetry Center Schools Project.
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