PWRI 4130 (4 credits)

Writing the Memoir

This course concentrates on the craft of writing the memoir, which includes popular subgenres such as coming of age, spiritual development, addiction/recovery, food writing, travel adventures, accounts of career failure and success, and stories of surviving various kinds of trauma. The primary focus will be on applying fundamentals and techniques of creative nonfiction to the writer’s personal experience. Class discussions will emphasize essential writing skills, techniques for exploring and recording memories, and professional approaches to research. Taking advantage of a supportive workshop format, students will express their ideas about both craft and content and to workshop their writing with a view toward professional publication.

Section(s): This course is not currently offered. Please see our annual schedule for future offerings.

Tuition Rate

Per Credit: $686

Additional Fees
Technology Fee: $4/credit hour for each class taken for credit
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Make sure you have the correct textbooks and/or materials.
Join the Classroom

Please check Canvas one week before class begins for any pre-class assignments.