January 22, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Instructor: Marion Roach Smith Member:72 | Non-Member:80 | Materials Fee: 15.00 Enrollment Max: 25
Put down that glue gun, toss aside that scrapbook, and take the challenge to tell your tale. A possible subtitle for this one-shot class could easily be Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Memoir, but that’s a little wordy, isn’t it? We’ll talk about being too wordy, as well as every other aspect of writing what you know, in this unique, rarely-offered class. Multi-media, highly entertaining, this is the class you say you never have time to take in the 6-week, wait-listed version that is regularly offered. Highly informative, after this class students will be able to write memoir, whether it be a college essay, a blog, a letter home, an essay for public radio, an op-ed for the newspaper, or a book-length memoir. Marion Roach Smith is a former New York Times staffer, author of four mass-market books, and commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. This workshop will include an opportunity to pitch your tale to Marion, and she’ll tell you how to do it. A copy of The Memoir Project, A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing and Life (June, 2011, Grand Central Publishing) will be available for purchase.