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Beginning Memoir with Susan Bruns Rowe

August 5 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until September 9, 2020

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Many people have a story about their life they long to write—someday. Why not make that someday now? In this class, we will start writing memoir in the very first class. A typical format will include reading short memoir excerpts together, discussing why and how they tell a good story, and writing to prompts for short periods of time. The focus of the class will be to create a supportive environment in which writers generate new work each week and have a path forward to continue their memoir after the class is over. We will use Lisa Dale Norton’s book Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir as our model.

This is a 6-week workshop that will meet from 10 – 1 AM on the following Wednesdays: 

  • August 5th
  • August 12th
  • August 19th
  • August 26th
  • September 2nd
  • September 9th

About Susan: 

Susan Bruns Rowe writes and teaches in Boise, Idaho. Her writing has appeared in The Louisville Review, The Clackamas Literary Review, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. She serves on the editorial staff for the online magazine Literary Mama and teaches creative writing for The Cabin, the Osher Institute at Boise State University, and other organizations. Susan has an MFA in creative writing from Boise State University and an MA in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University.


August 5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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