IN-PERSON: Redbud Writing Project EXPERIMENTAL MEMOIR

 
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm (and the following 4 Sundays) (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.
 
experimental memoir
Instructor: Jill Moffett
Dates: Sunday, July 10, 2022 and the following four Sundays
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $260 for new students, $230 for returning students
Level: Beginner and above
Location: Flyleaf Books, 752 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill
8 seats max
 
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: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514