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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.
Readings:
Introduction to Memoir Writing https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tg6rUbuWrNbWaCDOwYKGcRABq6227oIkMDA2lOFv1Bo/edit
The Sacred Journey by Frederick Beuchner - Introduction and excerpt  (A coming-of-age memoir by a Presbyterian writer and minister) https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B7UbQMI3woZqTTZ1NnEtMjFSeE0
The Sacred Journey by Frederick Buechner - "Giants of our childhood" excerpt https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B7UbQMI3woZqVTJXNFc5dXlEWnc 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) https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B7UbQMI3woZqSEJoVkYtLS1oemc
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