Redbud Writing Project EXPERIMENTAL MEMOIR Classes

Monday, March 27, 2023 - 5:30 - 7:30 pm (click here to register)
There’s nothing quite like trying to tell your own story to make you question the concepts of memory and truth. Memoir lends itself to experimenting with form. There are memoirs that play around with the truth to get to the truth, memoirs that call themselves novels, memoirs in poetic form. In this class we will read excerpts from contemporary experimental memoirs, do creativity-boosting writing exercises in class. Students are invited to use these readings and exercises to enrich a work-in-progress or to generate new material for future projects. Among the authors from whose books we will read excerpts: Bleuets by Maggie Nelson, Death is a Mother, by Ocean Vuong, Revenge of the Scapegoat, by Carin Belin, In the Dream House by Carmen Machado, and many more.
Instructor: Jill Moffett
Dates: Begins Monday, March 27, 2023 and runs every Monday for four weeks
Time:5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $235 for new students, $211.50 for returning students
Level: Beginner and above
Location: Flyleaf Books, 752 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill
The Redbud Writing Project is the Research Triangle’s only adult education writing school, serving Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and beyond. Founded by two North Carolina State University MFA graduates, the Redbud Writing Project offers six-week courses online, at bookstores and community spaces around the Triangle, and at our headquarters at 719 N. Person Street in Raleigh. Our course topics range from short story, novel, and memoir writing, to workshopping and revising, to publishing and submitting. We also offer manuscript consultations and one-off seminars. We welcome beginners who are looking to try out a new creative pursuit, advanced writers looking to further hone their craft or embark on a specific project, and everyone in between!
Event date: 
Monday, March 27, 2023 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514