“More than Memory: Using Research to Enhance Your Memoir” with Ursula Pike
December 3, 2022 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST$59.00 – $119.00
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All registrants will have access to the class recording for one month.
Memoirs begin with a writer attempting to understand their lives, but personal reflections can only take you so far in a memoir.
Research can give a deeper meaning to your personal narrative and help you find specific details that you had forgotten or never knew. In this workshop we’ll discuss the variety of research techniques that can strengthen your personal narrative. We’ll look at examples of research in memoirs that provide social, cultural, or environmental context to a personal narrative. We will details the why, how, and when of researching your memoir, the dos and don’ts of research, and how to keep research from becoming procrastination. The workshop will include a discussion of unique and outdated research and how writers can reflect on imperfect sources in their memoirs.
TAKE THIS CLASS IF
- You’re writing a memoir and want to understand how research might help you tell your story.
- You can’t remember everything about the time in your life that you’re writing about.
- You’d like to make your memoir more dynamic by including historical context.
- You’re just starting to write your memoir and aren’t sure if your story is enough.
- You’re revising your memoir and know it needs something but aren’t sure what.
The deadline to register for this class is Friday, December 2 at 5:00 PM CDT.
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