The Examined Self: Memoir Writing
July 14 -
||Robert J. Hughes
For many writers, the line between memoir and fiction is fluid – and more and more authors use elements of both in their work. Both memoir and fiction involve crafting a compelling narrative, and novels as well as memoirs are often shaped from the writer's own experiences. In this course, Bob Hughes, a novelist, playwright, memoirist and former Wall Street Journal reporter, helps students as they write their narratives as fiction or memoir. For each, the goal is the same: to achieve evocative and honest prose. Hughes is a well-regarded novelist (Late and Soon, The Rectory) and playwright (the coming Sight Lines), and is currently writing a memoir on his life in France (Parisian on Purpose). Hughes helps writers find and amplify their voice so that regardless of their approach – whether it's memoir or fiction – their writing sings.