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Memoir & Memory: Creating Distance From Your Past Self Zoom Seminar, July 31st, 2021
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Memoir & Memory: Creating Distance From Your Past Self Zoom Seminar, July 31st, 2021


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Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Live Seminar Via Zoom 10AM – 12PM CST

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Led by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, author of Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir (W.W. Norton, 2019), named a finalist for The National Book Critics Circle Award, a “best book of 2019 ” by Amazon and Vox, described as “moving” by the New Yorker, “outrageously funny” by O, The Oprah Magazine, and “fascinating,” by NPR.

Memoirists need distance from their past-selves in order to write about their lives with insight and wisdom. But how does one create distance between oneself and oneself? How do we make our complex, living selves into characters on a page? Come to this course as one person, leave as at least two!

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • A discussion on the difference between past-self and present-writer-self.
  • Examining brief excerpts from memoirists who have successfully created these two selves on the page.
  • A writing exercise designed to show you how to create distance between your two selves.
  • Sharing your writing with the group for immediate encouragement (optional).

YOU'LL TAKE HOME:

  • A better understanding of memoir as a genre.
  • Tips on how to see yourself as a character on the page.
  • A guided prompt to help you generate memoir writing.

TESTIMONIALS:

"Jessica was phenomenal. Nice participatory encouragement. Practical advice. Wonderful shared ideas."

"There was such a great mix of lecture, handouts, reading, writing exercise and class participation." 

"Amazing instructor. Jessica encouraged every student and made us feel safe and heard.

"I learned a lot of Creative Nonfiction techniques from Jessica that I think will greatly help me in my writing."

ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:

This class will meet via Zoom on Saturday, July 31st, 2021 from 10AM - 12PM CST

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

You can pay for the course in full or use Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
  • Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman | Live via Zoom

  • Saturday, July 31st, 2021 | 10AM - 12PM CST

  • Seminar is fully ONLINE and meets via Zoom

Instructor Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman (Chick-KET-toe HĪND-man) grew up in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Her debut, Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir was named a finalist for The National Book Critics Circle Award, a “best book of 2019 ” by Amazon and Vox, described as “moving” by the New Yorker, “outrageously funny” by O, The Oprah Magazine, and “fascinating,” by NPR. Her recent writing has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The New York Times Magazine, Brevity, and Hippocampus. She holds a BA in Middle Eastern studies and an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and a PhD in English from the University of North Texas. She is an Associate Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University where she recently won the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award and the Excellence in Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity Award. She lives in Newport, Kentucky with her husband, the astronomer Nathan De Lee.

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