Autobiographical Writing

What’s the difference between
recollection and autobiography, between truth and honesty, between past and
present? We call this memoir. Memoirs are occupied more with emotion than they
are with information. They are often less panoramic than autobiographies, but
more purposeful than recollections. The memoir is about how our past selves
continue to inform our present selves. This class is structured around a series
of discussions and workshops meant to help transform our autobiographies into
compelling narratives. We’ll focus on telling stories through memories,
motivations, images, and even in the rhythm of our sentences.