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Memoir in a Year Part II: Finish and Revise the Draft of Your Book (Ongoing class)

February 17, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Instructor: Sharon Harrigan
$1,399* Members | $1,399* Nonmembers
Select Thursdays, 3/4/2021 – 2/17/2022** | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
*Payment plans will be available for students accepted to this program.
**For a complete list of dates, please see the 2021 Memoir in a Year Part II Syllabus

This class is a follow-on to the 2020 Memoir in a Year Part I year-long course. It will continue the study of memoir craft and technique, include in-class writing exercises, workshop new and revised sections, and focus on finishing your book. The class is composed of continuing students from Memoir Part I.

About the Instructor:

Sharon Harrigan is the author of the debut novel Half, which was published in summer 2020, and the memoir Playing with Dynamite, published in 2017. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University and has published more than 50 personal essays, short stories, and reviews in such venues as Virginia Quarterly Review, New York Times (Modern Love), and Narrative. A starred Booklist review called Half “suspenseful, lyrical, and consuming,” and Publishers’ Weekly called the novel “riveting and inventive.”

Sharon’s current and former students have published their work in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, The Rumpus, NPR, Gravel, The Guardian, Gettysburg Review, Bay Journal, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Living Luthern Magazine, Mothers Always Write, Fluvanna Review, Charlottesville Family, The Ethos Collection, and Strong 4 LIfe, among others.


February 17, 2022
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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