The Mythic Memoir
What happens when we layer ancient myth over reality? In this course, we’ll learn about the Hero and Heroine’s journeys and how to use mythic story structures to elevate creative nonfiction and memoir. We’ll read examples of speculative nonfiction and personal essays engaging with myth and storytelling. Each writer will get to workshop a piece of their writing, and we’ll have readings and writing prompts each week to generate new pieces of creative nonfiction or memoir.
Writers will leave this course with a complete mythic memoir, worksheets for using the hero and heroine’s journeys in writing, and feedback on their submitted essay.
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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- Generate New Work
- Study Published Writing
- Craft Lessons
- In-Class Writing
- Book-Length Memoir
- Personal Essay