Beginnings in Memoir

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Find the starting point for your memoir, book, or essay that will set the story in motion and reveal direction for you and the reader. In this two week immersion course participants will study the first pages of exemplary memoirs to see how—and why— writers chose the material they do to begin their work. Participants will then go on to write their own first pages, perhaps, many times. Come ready to not only begin, but find where you want your story to go.

About Janice Gary

Janice Gary is and award-winning author and creative nonfiction writing teacher. She specializes in helping writers sort through the vast archives of their life experiences to find the heart of the story. She is the author of Short Leash: A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance, winner of two Silver 2014 Nautilus Awards and a finalist for the Sarton Award for Memoir.

Teaching style: Janice's goal is to create a supportive environment in which students learn how to find the stories that matter the most to them and develop the skills to artfully render them on the page. 


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