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Writing Life Stories (A)

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ClassGraphic Why write our memories? Memoir writing helps us document our experiences, revisit past events, and remember some of the people who made a difference in our lives. It allows us to reflect on past events from our present perspective and sometimes leads us to new self-discovery. Your weekly writing can be a collection of personal essays that are conversational, loosely structured, and strive toward candor and self-disclosure. In this study group, we will present our writing of up to 700 words at each session and constructively exchange feedback with each participant on their previous week’s submission. A list of helpful textbooks, memoirs, and writing resources will be provided. Whether experienced or just beginning, we will help each other organize and clarify our writing, figure out what to include and what to leave out, and determine what style to follow. Our study group is an excellent opportunity to write a life story or a memoir of one of life's chapters. During the term, we will read and discuss The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (Knopf, 2005), widely considered one of the best memoirs in recent times.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Steven Meiss2.Janet Piper Voss 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/11/2023 - 12/11/2023 Weekly - Mon 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Janet Piper Voss  ; Steven Meiss 
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