Memoirs: A Writing Workshop

The legacy of your personal stories has great value to your family, of course, and to other people, too. Several memoirs and stand-alone memoir stories have been published out of this class, which operates like a writer’s workshop. Every week participants write a three- to four-page memoir piece or personal essay. They will receive feedback and ideas on grammar and punctuation, story structure and the use of literary technique. Everyone also has the opportunity to read two or more of their stories to the class for a more in-depth critiquing session. Please come join us on the memoirists’ journey where we make meaning, and art, of our life experience. View stories from past students.

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Davis - Art Center

1919 F Street, Davis, CA, 95616

Davis - Art Center

Davis - Art Center 1919 F Street, Davis, CA, 95616

Enrollment Policies

There will be no service charge for withdrawal requests prior to the beginning of the winter quarter. As of January 3, 2020 all withdrawal requests are subject to a $20 processing fee, or the member may request a credit to their student account to be used before the end of the academic year. All fees being held at the conclusion of the academic year will be forfeited.

OLLI EXCURSION COURSE FEES are no longer refundable once you have enrolled, unless your vacancy can be filled by someone on the wait list. A $20 service fee will apply.