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The Memoir Series: Seeing Yourself as a Character

  • GrubStreet 162 Boylston Street Boston, MA, 02116 United States (map)

One of the great challenges of writing personal memoirs and essays is being able to see yourself as a character in the story and not merely the person telling the story. Through lectures, in-class exercises, and close readings of successful personal writing, this course will give you the tools to create distance between the I-narrator and the I-character. We will also look at ways to create a compelling narrative voice and explore issues of likeability versus honesty and reliability. You will leave this class with new material and fresh insights into old material. Find out more

Earlier Event: September 23
The Memoir Series: Where To Begin?
Later Event: October 14
The Memoir Series: Writing The Family