In this six-week course, we'll read and discuss short pieces of published memoirs, explore our memories for material, and write a combination of short, generative exercises and one full-length short memoir or personal essay (5-8 pages). We'll also workshop each other's writing, providing one another the generous feedback essential for improving our work.
Instructor Jessica Hendry Nelson is the author of the memoir-in-essays If Only You People Could Follow Directions. Jessica teaches in the MFA Program in Writing and Publishing at Vermont College of Fine Arts, the MFA Program at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Champlain College, and serves as the Managing & Nonfiction editor of Green Mountains Review.
The class will meet Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, on May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7 and June 14.
The class will meet at the instructor's home in Waterbury, Vermont.
Cost: $375 (a deposit of $75 is due by 5/1 to hold your place. $300 is due on the first day of class)
Registration: Register by May 5.
Contact: Jessica Hendry Nelson