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GRAD > CW > 605

Memoir Workshop

The primary activity of the workshop is discussion of student work in the area of life writing. This course will examine various examples of memoir, as well as address the following questions: What responsibility does the memoirist have to facts? Are facts and truth always synonymous? What is the difference between memoir and autobiography? Why write memoir when you could compose a story or poem? Students will read and discuss classical and contemporary examples of the genre to support their own written work.

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