Memoir Writing: Sharing Your Life Stories


Course Description

What makes a good personal memoir? Where do we begin amidst the chaotic clutter of memories in our heads? How do we focus, shape, and give meaning to our narratives?

In this writing workshop, we will help you to find the stories that you most want to tell and then to write them in clear, vivid, and entertaining prose. Through weekly readings, short written assignments, and in-class discussions we will delve into our personal treasure troves of memory and consider how to express these, using all the tools of good writing and editing.

The final assignment, a short personal memoir, will grow out of the weekly exercises.


Please note, that all courses have a maximum enrollment of 15 students.

Priority is given to students who pay upon registration.

For fully registered courses, a waiting list will be created. Should vacancies develop, those on the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Details

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First Session: Thursdays, September 19th 2019

Course Length: 12 weeks, Thursdays, 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM

Discussion Team: Pauline Beauchamp and Karen Nesbitt

$150.00 (tuition fee)

$100.00 (promotion for new students)

Administrative Fee:



$185.00 (tuition fee)

$135.00 (promotion for new students)

Please note, degree students must schedule an appointment with the Admissions and Accreditation Committee to register for courses for this term. Degree students should not register online.

The course fees are refundable in full before the second session. After the second session, a fee of $50 for the withdrawal will be applied. Refunds will not be issued after the third session.