Course Catalog

The Unconventional Memoir

Through close readings and discussions we will unravel unusual memoir structures. In weekly workshops, we will encourage experimentation, risk-taking, and convention-breaking. Prompts will invite novices to develop new ideas and challenge seasoned writers to slip the restraints of dull drafts. By defying expectations, we will create writing that crackles with surprise. When we discover how innovative authors such as Danilo Kis, Vladimir Nabokov, and Marie NDiaye address questions of history, honesty, and memory, we will become daring memoirists.

*Please note this course was incorrectly titled A Structure for Your Story in the print catalog.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

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If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Erin Gilbert

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 02/28/2015

End Date: 04/04/2015

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Erin Gilbert

Erin Gilbert holds an MFA from Bennington College, teaches at local colleges, and is currently at work on a novel and a set of linked personal essays. Her short stories, poetry, and essays appear regularly in a variety of publications.

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