Finding Form: Shaping Your Memoir
February 3 - February 24
10:00AM -12:30PM PST
Online via Zoom • $375
You’ve written a draft of your memoir… a series of essays… a few vignettes. Now what? How do you revise, organize, put it together?
Structure is more than a container, it’s a dynamic expression of voice, character and theme. This workshop examines how writers of memoir and memoir-based fiction shape their work. We will analyze the Three-Act Paradigm as well as alternative and hybrid structures, and explore how the shape of a memoir, its organizing principle, comes from inside the story.
Class format includes reading, lecture, discussion and writing exercises.
Connie Josefs is a writer, teacher and memoir coach. She leads workshops in memoir and memoir-based fiction and has taught at the University of New Mexico, Southwest Writers, The Taos Writers Conference and Santa Monica College, where she was founding editor of the literary journal, “E-33: Writings from Emeritus.” She holds an MFA in fiction from Antioch University LA and has worked as a writer and story analyst for film and television. More at www.conniejosefs.com.