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MFA Course Descriptions

IMF 52314
Focused Nonfiction Workshop V:
The Memoir Essay

Instructor: Patricia Feeney

Class Type: Craft & Workshop

Course Description: Memoirs—both short and long form—capture an event or time period in the author’s experience. This course explores key fundamentals of the memoir form: voice, veracity, reflection, and sense details. Drawing on the text and examples of memoirists’ essays, the craft lessons lay the foundation for the short-form memoir: a four-to-eight-thousand-word essay written for this course and submitted to the class workshop. The class will examine the work for its success in capturing the elements of the form and ways in which the author may strengthen the essay for publication.

The Art of the Memoir
Mary Karr
HarperCollins, 2015
ISBN: 9780062223067

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301