Spring 2017: Memoir Boot Camp


Spring 2017: Memoir Boot Camp


Out of stock


Sundays, April 9 – May 28, 2017
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. (8 class meetings)
All classes meet at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington

This popular class for aspiring memoir writers will help you complete the first draft of a memoir in just eight weeks. Participants will commit to an aggressive writing schedule and explore aspects of memory based writing in a supportive environment. You do not need permission to register, however you should have some prior experience in writing nonfiction, as well as a specific project to which you will devote these eight weeks. Participants will present their work to the class for discussion 3-4 times. Limited to 12 students.

Jay Ponteri’s memoir, Wedlocked, won the 2014 Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction.  Jay directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Marylhurst University and show:tell, The Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists. He is the founding editor of both the online literary magazine M Review and HABIT Books, a publisher of prose and poetry chapbooks. His chapbook of short prose, Darkmouth Strikes Again, was published  in 2014 by Future Tense Books.  His essay “Listen to this” was mentioned as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2010. He has published prose in Del Sol Review, Seattle Review, Salamander, Cimarron Review, Puerto Del Sol, and Forklift, Ohio, among others. Most recently he published an essay on a Robert Walser sentence in Tinhouse.com‘s “Art of the Sentence” series.