Getting Started with Memoir: An Online Workshop

New Jersey, United States


Details
Sep 15 - Oct 13, 2021

Conference

TUITION / COST:Sliding scale
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Murphy Writing
EMAIL: info@murphywriting.com
WEBSITE: stockton.edu/murphywriting

September 15 - October 13, 2021

Each Wednesday, 7-9pm EDT

Everybody has a story to tell. It does not need to be earth-shattering to be compelling; it just needs to be well written. We will start with a “snapshot” of memory—a recalled taste, sound, texture or smell—and learn to make it rich with sensory details, well-chosen words and a clear point of view. We will examine memoir excerpts to discuss how these authors create dialogue, move around in time or capture a sense of place. You will write in response to prompts that guide you to tap into your memories, experiences and ideas, practice new storytelling techniques and learn how fictional tools help the memoir writer. As we share our developing stories, we will also discuss how to expand them into publishable pieces.


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Led by Constance Adler.


Genres

Creative nonfiction


Location

Online
New Jersey, United States



Murphy Writing of Stockton University

Murphy Writing of Stockton University offers programs in the US and abroad to help writers develop their craft. When writers immerse themselves in these challenging and supportive workshops and an encouraging community, they often make breakthroughs in their art. The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, founded in 1994, is the flagship program, attracting more than 200 poets and writers from across the country each year. In 2014, Murphy Writing became part of Stockton University.

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