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How do authors translate lived experiences from their personal lives into compelling works of literary non-fiction? How do they chronicle the creation of complex identities shaped by race, class, ethnicity, gender, geography, and religion?
Analyzing both the achievements and the limitations of the memoir genre, we will discuss how authors map the emotional landscape of private life while addressing broader themes in history, politics and culture. Come share your ideas with other passionate readers in a stimulating yet relaxed environment.
Please read, Fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science by Lucia Greenhouse before the first class session on Feb 6. Additional books include: The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, by Thi Bui; You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie; and Real American by Julie Lythcott-Haims.
Class meets on Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 10 & May 15.