Building Your Memoir's World
Using the works of writers like Sarah M. Broom, Carmen Maria Machado, and Susannah Cahalan, we’ll discuss how memoirists craft worlds on the page that keep readers hooked from start to finish. We’ll also address some of the practical challenges of worldbuilding in memoir, including memory gaps and knowing what details to include and leave out.
Through in-class writing prompts and craft lessons, you’ll leave class with a toolbox of ways to apply worldbuilding techniques to your own personal narratives.
This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!
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