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In this Part II of Your Life Is a Story: The Art of Memoir, we'll take a deeper dive into the memoir, looking more closely at how we approach personal storytelling as a work of art, how we can look upon the events of our lives as raw material to create something original and transformative.
We’ll also workshop more samples from writers who took Memoir Part I, and see how they were able to apply the lessons learned there. Additionally, we'll discuss the challenges students faced working with the rules learned in Part I. Finally, we’ll discuss what it means not just to be writer, but also an author, about the unique challenges of sharing stories from our lives with complete strangers.
Instructor: William Kenower is the author of Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write With Confidence, and Write Within Yourself: An Author’s Companion, the Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine, and a sought-after speaker and teacher. In addition to his books he’s been published in The New York Times and Edible Seattle, and has been a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. His video interviews with hundreds of writers from Nora Ephron, to Amy Tan, to William Gibson are widely considered the best of their kind on the Internet. He also hosts the online radio program Author2Author where every week he and a different guest discuss the books we write and the lives we lead.