Memoir Writing
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Writing
Department: Writing Program
Course Number: NWRW 3410
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Non-fiction
  • Creative Writing
  • Literature
“The memoir is the novel of the 21st century,” writes Susan Cheever. This is a workshop for writers who have started a memoir and those looking to develop an idea into a memoir. Students can work on short, self-contained personal histories or on book-length projects. The emphasis is on developing a compelling voice and learning how to create dramatic tension and set scenes with sensory detail. The class also discusses what makes a memoir publishable and fruitful ways of working with agents and editors.
Course Open to: Degree Students