Life writing is an activity through which we reflect on our lived life and render ourselves as its main character. In this course we will explore how you can dramatize your life and write yourself as the protagonist of your own story.
During in-class exercises and group discussions, you’ll discover several ways of creating narrative shape to give agency to a chosen self on the page. You will learn how to employ memory and imagination to create a dramatic outline of your major life events to be used for writing a memoir. Be prepared for in-class participation and light homework, as well as opportunities for critical reflection and analysis.
Note: Back by popular demand, from spring 2018.
Please note that enrollment in this course is reserved for adults 55+.