Crafting Your Memoir, with Cathy Luna
This eight-week generative online craft workshop is intended for writers who want to explore a variety of memoir-specific craft challenges. These include creating dual narrative voices; the challenges of writing about real people in your life; dealing with characterization in memoir; ‘inventing’ dialogue for scenes when you may not remember precisely what was said; handling memory (or lack thereof); navigating narrative time; and believing in and owning your story. In addition to a brief weekly craft lesson, each class will include writing prompts, time for participants to generate new writing or revise existing work, and time for sharing and responding to in-class writing.
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 8-week session begins January 6 ($325)
Cathy Luna, PhD has published excerpts from Missing Lessons, her memoir-in-progress, in Lunch Ticket, CONSEQUENCE, and The River Teeth Journal. A former faculty member at UMass Amherst, Cathy has taught writing for more than thirty years. Since 2010, she has been a writing consultant and writing coach for Five College faculty writers.