Class Overview

Writing a Short Memoir | Seattle Central College - Continuing EducationTake your life experiences — both dramatic and every day — and learn how to transform them into a powerful, short memoir.

If you’ve always wanted to write about your life, but don’t have the time right now to tackle a large book project, learning to write short vignettes about your history can be your first step.

During this class, you’ll:

  • Get tips on telling your life story in bite-sized chunks
  • Receive step-by-step guidance on creating an engaging story
  • Learn how to select and reflect upon memoir-worthy experiences
  • Gain insight into the publishing process

By the end of this class, you’ll have a short memoir piece that will be ready for publication.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to choose stories from your life that will engage readers
  • Receive tips on creating short vignettes
  • Learn about the publishing process
  • Create a short memoir piece that is ready for publication

Who Should Take this Class?

  • Anyone who wants to write about their life, whether for public or private purposes
  • Those who are interested in writing a longer memoir of their lives but aren’t sure where to start
  • Writers seeking a new approach to their craft by gaining inspiration from their own lives

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