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The memoir is a genre driven by obsession: what happened (how could that have happened), what was said, what was lost, what was broken, what was mended.
This class is for writers who are haunted by a true story they feel compelled to tell. In this workshop, we'll learn strategies for telling that story, by playing with chronology and structure, balancing the voice of wisdom and hindsight with the voice of innocence, and writing vivid scenes that capture another time and place. The workshop will include assigned reading, writing exercises and discussion of student work.
Class meets Thursdays: April 4, 11, 18, May 2, 9, and 23.
Leigh Stein is the author of Dispatch from the Future and the memoir Land of Enchantment, “a thoughtful and compelling elegy about loss, wonder, and the vexed grip of attachment. It grieves by way of admitting complexity. Once I’d picked it up, I did not set it down again until I’d finished it," wrote Leslie Jamison.
Memoir with Leigh Stein