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Write for Life: The Art of Memoir Writing

In recent years, the memoir has ascended to literary heights and is one of the most well-read genres. This course is designed for writers who have started a memoir as well as those looking to transform and cultivate an idea into larger themes. Students work on short personal histories and develop a compelling voice and point of view, creating dramatic tension and scenes. We will conduct the class as a workshop where you will share your writing with other members of the class, and you will gain valuable feedback from your peers and your instructor.

VIOLET DUTCHER is a professor of rhetoric and composition, teaching writing and speech at Eastern Mennonite University. She has conducted research in a variety of Amish women’s communities focusing on their literacy practices and has published several articles as a result. In addition, she writes in the memoir genre.

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