Winter 2019: Memoir Boot Camp extended session: January


Winter 2019: Memoir Boot Camp extended session: January


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Sundays, January 27 – February 24, 2019 and March 17-April 21, 2019
2:00-4:30 p.m. (ten sessions, no class March 30)
All classes meet at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington.
Instructor: Natalie Serber
For Dedicated Writers

This popular class is being offered in an expanded format to support you in making major strides in your manuscript. 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 ten weeks. The workshop will be modular, meeting for five weeks with a week off to focus on your writing, whether that means generating or revising, and then meeting for the next module. Participants will present their work to the class for discussion 4-5 times.

Natalie Serber is the author of the story collection Shout Her Lovely Name (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) a New York Times Notable Book of 2012 and a summer reading pick from O, the Oprah Magazine, and an Oregonian Top 10 Books of the Pacific Northwest and an Indie Next Pick. Her memoir, Community Chest, was published by Two Sylvias Press. Her fiction has appeared in The Bellingham Review, Gulf Coast, Inkwell, and Hunger Mountain. Essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, O, the Oprah Magazine, Salon, The Rumpus, The Oregonian, The San Francisco Chronicle, Fourth Genre, and Hunger Mountain.

Previous students say:
“Natalie is a suberb teacher and facilitator”
“Natalie was very enthusiastic, supportive and constructive with her comments”

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman. To apply, email Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at with your name, contact information. In addition, list three classes in order of preference, why you would like to request a scholarship, and if you have taken a Literary Arts class before. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability. Scholarship availability is confirmed 1-2 weeks before the class begins.

CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting.