Memoir Workshop at Langara College


We are excited to announce that SWB Creative Director mia susan amir will be teaching at Langara College, Vancouver during the Spring 2016 Semester. This class will embody SWB’s commitment to an examination of the aesthetic and the social as pertains to the craft of writing.

Stirring the Embers, Fanning the Flames- Memoir (CREA 1058)

Day: Tuesdays Starting February 9th (8 Workshops)
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Langara College, Main Campus
Registration Fee: $258.00
CRN: 50508
Register here

Description: Examine the questions and explore the motivations that lie behind the desire to write memoir. Writing will be generated though a variety of interdisciplinary exercises. We will also explore a variety of techniques for bringing together a collection of stories.

Together we will consider:

  • Story selection
  • The question of “Truth”
  • Writing beyond binaries
  • The ethics of writing and sharing stories that involve and implicate ourselves and others
  • Meaning making
  • The act of memoir as an inherently political and politicized act

We will practice and hone our skills in:

  • Excavating memory
  • Development of context
  • Character development
  • Point of View
  • Imagery
  • Metaphor
  • Place
  • Revision
  • Landscape