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"Developing Your Perspective in Memoir" with Charlotte Gullick

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Location
St. Edward's University, Trustee Hall 303
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

11/3/2018 From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM


 

$49 for members (sign in for member pricing)

 *This class can also be purchased as part of the Memoir Essentials Package. You can find more information about it here.

Are you trying to find the right voice to tell your story?

Memoirist Phillip Lopate asserts that those who write memoir must develop a double-perspective on the past: the self who lived the experiences and the current self who grapples with, contemplates, and re-evaluates those experiences. Writers of this genre need to offer meaning and context to the moments we feel called to bring to the page, and we can hone our ability to do this with practice, play, and perspective-shifting.

In this class, students will learn to recognize turning points in their life stories, develop their current lens on past events, and work with imagery and setting to deepen the narrative.

 

TAKE THIS CLASS IF

  • You're working on a memoir and trying to sort out the voice of the person you are now with the voice of the person you were when the story took place.
  • You want practical exercises from a great instructor.

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT CHARLOTTE'S CLASSES

  • "It stimulated ideas that will lead to better writing."
  • "The exercises showed me immediate applications. I’m very inspired!"
  • "This class gave me *exactly* the information I was looking for."

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Charlotte Gullick is Chair of the Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College. She holds BA in Literature/Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz and a MA in English/Creative Writing from UC Davis as well as a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her awards include a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship for Fiction, a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry, and residencies at MacDowell and Ragdale.

 

LOCATION

St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, Trustee Hall 303. You can find a St. Edward's University campus map here.

 

REGISTRATION

$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

 

Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Online registration will close at the end of Thursday, November 1. After that you can pay admission at the door with a check for the walk up rate - $59 for members and $119 for nonmembers - as long as seats are available. If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it.

Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at wlt@writersleague.org or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster.

 

HOW WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS CLASSES WORK:

Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven't taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to give us a call at 512-499-8914 if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.

 


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

 


Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to
www.arts.texas.gov.


 

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

 

The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank St. Edward's University for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit www.stedwards.edu.