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16 Jan 2013: Memoir writing workshop

We'll start with a short discussion about the craft of memoir writing and then have a few writing prompts. Bring something to write with -- pen and paper, a computer, or whatever you like to use to write.
Introduction to Memoir Writing
The Sacred Journey by Frederick Beuchner - Introduction and excerpt  (A coming-of-age memoir by a Presbyterian writer and minister)
The Sacred Journey by Frederick Buechner - "Giants of our childhood" excerpt Other good examples of memoir (you don't have to read them all, just choose one or two if you're short on time):

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls - excerpt  (First couple chapters of her memoir of a crazy childhood)
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