Classes & Workshops

Introduction to Memoir

Instructor(s): Renée Schuls-Jacobson
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.
Beginner

The personal essay is the single best way to understand one of the basic rules of memoir: tell one story at a time. In this course, you will first create a blueprint of the larger story you’d like to tell, then you will focus on creating several short essays. You’ll learn to separate fact from truth, create a solid “understory,” and weave insights into the narrative that you would not have been able to articulate at the time the event(s) took place. Each non-fiction essay will serve as an individual chapter in what could become a larger body of work.
“I hadn’t stretched my writer’s muscle in some time… Renee was excellent.”
-Liz Williams


If you would like to make a request for an accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event.