According to George Meredith, English novelist and poet, “Memoirs are the backstairs of history.”
In this day-long writing-intense workshop, participants will read excerpts from a variety of memoirs as writing prompts to revisit those “backstairs” of their personal histories. Oregon Writing Project instructor and author of two memoirs, Carolyn Wood, will provide students with ideas, writing prompts and resources on how to launch their life stories into text. The day will include both time to write and time to share.
The only prerequisite for this class is a yearning to write.
The Oregon Writing Project (OWP) is a collaboration program between Lewis & Clark and metropolitan or rural area schools and districts, and offers programs designed to improve the writing of Oregon’s K-12 students and teachers.
Cost: $125 by 4/7, $150 after, 5.5 PDUs.