February 1, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 03:00 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 we regularly offer. Highly informative, after this class you 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 will include a session during which you can pitch your tale to Marion, and she tells 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.