8-Week: Intro to Personal Narrative and Memoir

$325.00 Members
$355.00 Non-members

This workshop will help you understand how to turn your own experiences into riveting stories with universal themes. Through craft talks, class discussion, homework assignments, and close readings of published work, the class will introduce you to the possibilities and pitfalls of personal narrative. We’ll cover such concepts as privacy v. publicity, how to develop the first-person narrator, showing v. telling, and how to mine your experience for deeper meaning. Because each class is tailored toward the needs of the group, assignments, and topics will vary.

Required Text:*

Best American Essays, ed Hilton Als

*Copies of this book are available to Lighthouse students at a 10% discount at the Tattered Cover on Colfax. Simply tell a Tattered Cover employee you are enrolled in a course at Lighthouse and they will direct you to where the books are shelved

Instructor: John Cotter Learn More


Jan 08, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmJan 15, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmJan 22, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmJan 29, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmFeb 05, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmFeb 12, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmFeb 19, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmFeb 26, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm