Multigenerational Memoir for High School Teachers


Multigenerational Memoir for High School Teachers


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Saturday, November 11, 2017
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Stevens Room
Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205)
FREE (with admission to Wordstock), pre-registration recommended 

Taught by Courtenay Hameister

In this workshop for high school teachers and teens 14 and older, WITS writer Courtenay Hameister will explore the art of writing memoir.  Participants will work on writing personal versions of common experiences, based on prompts provided by Hameister, and then share their versions to create and understand stories with multiple perspectives.

Courtenay Hameister is a columnist, playwright, and screenwriter whose projects include co-writing the web series The Benefits of Gusbandry and the satirical stage adaptations Roadhouse: The Play! and Lost Boys: Live!. She also created the storytelling series True Stories and SEED, and was the host and head writer for the nationally syndicated radio show Live Wire for a decade. Her first book, Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went From Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things, is due in late 2017 from Little, Brown.