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The Memoir of Childhood: Memoir Workshop with Tommy Mouton

October 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT


We understand the sheer power of our respective childhood and adolescent memories. But how can we harness this power to propel a narrative as well as capture a reader’s attention?

In this four-week extensive workshop, we will delve into the basic psychology of memories and their stages, memory and imagination, image and feeling, “emotional truth versus factual truth,” character and voice, form and meaning—in an attempt to begin drafting (and/or revising) a memoir that is steeped in childhood/adolescent memories as its creative foundation.

Whether your childhood/adolescent memories are heartbreaking or ironically humorous, whether you are a seasoned writer or a novice, this workshop’s weekly writing exercises, formal and informal workshops, and readings (Bell Hooks, Annie Dillard, Natasha Trethewey, Jeannette Walls, Jesmyn Ward, among others) will leave you inspired and invigorated.

So, come and write (and share) your childhood/adolescent memories with us, their joys, failures, and mysteries.


Dates: 4 Thursdays, October 15 – November 5

Time: 6 – 8 pm 

Instructor: Tommy Mouton

Ages: Adult 

Genre: Nonfiction 

Price: $245 


October 15, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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