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Plot in Memoir: Developing the Arc of Your Story

Intermediate | Students will outline their memoirs and write critical scenes as we explore the intersection of the hero’s journey and the three-act narrative. We’ll study the difference between situation and story, working unwieldy experiences into narrative arcs. A class for those struggling with the “where to begin” and the “which parts to tell,” those hoping for a better understanding of story structure, and/or those wondering which will suit their story best: an experimental or a traditional form.

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Instructor: Nicole Hardy

Class Type: 16 Sessions

Start Date: 10/14/2018

No Class On: 11/25/2018, 12/16/2018, 12/23/2018, 12/30/2018

End Date: 02/24/2019

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Nicole Hardy

Nicole Hardy is the author of the memoir Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin and the poetry collections This Blonde and Mud Flap Girl's XX Guide to Facial Profiling — a chapbook of pop-culture inspired sonnets.

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