Classes & Workshops

Introduction to Memoir

Instructor(s): Renée Schuls-Jacobson
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 nonfiction 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 …Renée was excellent.” –Liz Williams


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