Many of us feel that our life stories need to be written down. Writing a memoir—a book-length telling of our personal life stories—is an exciting but sometimes daunting undertaking. Where to begin? What to tell, and not to tell? How much of one’s life to include? How to handle the feelings of others who are still alive, and the memory of those who aren’t? How to identify the various spines that hold your story together? In this six-session immersion, you’ll learn the essential elements of memoir, and discover the answers to these and many other questions. With Gilda’s help, you’ll get a good start on your memoir and have a plan to keep writing. Note: This class meets 6 Thursdays: October 3, 10, 17 & 24 and November 7 & 14.
Note: This class is strongly encouraged for memoirists making applications to Charlotte Lit’s Authors Lab program. Learn more about Authors Lab at charlottelit.org/authorslab.
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About Charlotte Lit’s New Immersions: Half-day and full-day classes are great for inspiration and learning new skills, and the more you take, the more you improve. It’s a process—and because it’s a process, you’ll discover great benefits from taking deeper dives, such as our new multi-week immersions. Working with an instructor and fellow students for multiple sessions provides a continuity that will help take your writing to the next level.