Exploring Memoir and Personal Essay
In her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neal Hurston calls self-revelation “that oldest human longing.” Memoir and personal essay is an art form where we reveal ourselves, but also one where we discover ourselves, invent ourselves, shape ourselves, and—hopefully—surprise ourselves. In this class we’ll read and discuss examples of memoir and personal essay and practice writing and sharing our own.
This class is designed to be both rigorous and gentle—Elizabeth pairs college-level concepts and discussion with an atmosphere designed to nurture and make writers at all stages feel comfortable.
- Nadia Bukach