“Developing Your Perspective in Memoir” with Charlotte Gullick

Runtime: 2:42:10      Original Class Date: 4/2/2019     Pre-Class Readings: HERE HERE HERE HERE HERE

Memoirist Phillip Lopate asserts that those who write memoir must develop a double-perspective on the past: the self who lived the experiences and the current self who grapples with, contemplates, and re-evaluates those experiences. Writers of this genre need to offer meaning and context to the moments we feel called to bring to the page, and we can hone our ability to do this with practice, play, and perspective-shifting.

In this recording, students learn to recognize turning points in their life stories, develop their current lens on past events, and work with imagery and setting to deepen the narrative.

“Developing Your Perspective in Memoir” with Charlotte Gullick RECORDING

Instructor

Charlotte Gullick is Chair of the Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College. She holds BA in Literature/Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz and a MA in English/Creative Writing from UC Davis as well as a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her awards include a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship for Fiction, a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry, and residencies at MacDowell and Ragdale. She is the author of the novel By Way of Water.