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Jumpstart Your Memoir Writing! with Kerry Muir

October 24, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT


Have you ever experienced the nagging feeling you ought to be writing down your life stories, but have simply lacked the time and the tools to do it? If so, this is the class to jumpstart your memoir-writing engine!

“The act of writing memoir is vastly different for everyone,” says instructor Kerry Muir. “It can be an intensely personal, private act—a way to unearth and sift through events of the past, ascertaining their meaning in retrospect. For some, it can be a way to leave a legacy for future generations, offering children (and grandchildren) an intimate glimpse into the life of a loved one. For others, writing memoir serves as a way to revisit fleeting moments and reclaim them on the page, thereby capturing them for posterity, much like a photograph.”

Mark Twain once said, “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.” In this online class, students will gain tools to transform their own unique, stranger-than-fiction truths into vibrant, original narratives. In-class exercises and weekly assignments are geared to help students generate new material and access their individual, story-telling voice. All writers are welcome!

5 Saturdays, October 24 – November 21


October 24, 2020
10:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT
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