Jump-Start Your Memoir (October - November) - Online Course with Alexandra Soiseth

Monday, October 15, 2018 until Monday, November 12, 2018


Online course
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
United States

Instructor: Alexandra Soiseth
5 sessions, $450
Online course

In this course we will use on-line multi-media resources, real-time meetings, and group work to inspire and guide you through the starting of your memoir. Initially we will write toward the discovery of the material of your story, then find and practice the elements of personal storytelling to maximize the potential of that story. We will learn the essentials of peer critique and use them during our weekly meetings on-line. Between class meetings, you will work with the on-line resources assembled for this class, and build your story scene by scene. By the end of this five-week program you will have a draft of the initial chapters of your memoir.

Alexandra Soiseth has been teaching personal writing and memoir for over 15 years. She is the author of the memoir Choosing You, published by Seal Press in 2008. She is the recipient of a Canada Arts Council grant, an Ontario Arts Council grant, and is the former managing editor of and communications director for Global City Review, a New York City based literary magazine. Her work has appeared on babycenter.comliterarymama.com, and in McGill Street Magazine, The Ryersonian, and on the radio program LifeRattle, among others. 


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