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Certificate in Memoir Writing

Approved by the UW Department of English 

Certificates » Memoir Writing
Program Features
  • Guest speakers, including notable published authors
  • In-class writing and peer workshops
  • A year-end class anthology showcasing your writing
  • Opportunity to submit your work to Stratus: Journal of Arts & Writing  
Who Should Apply
  • Individuals who would like to find their true story and create dynamic and rich memoirs
Develop skills to write about your life. Learn to include elements such as dialogue, description and backstory to capture the truth of a particular moment, character or experience and create a compelling memoir. Explore how to compose a book-length memoir or collection of essays stage by stage. Discover your true voice and material as you develop, structure and edit your memoir. Establish your writing schedule, goals and vision, and learn about avenues for publication.
Key Outcome
You will learn the art of autobiographical storytelling and the mechanics of writing a full-length memoir manuscript.
Start Location Program ID Status
Autumn 2016  Details Details UW Seattle 5376 In Development
Autumn 2015  Details Details UW Seattle 5121 Closed
Course Dates Days Instructor
Generating Memoir Material Oct 6 - Dec 15, 2015 Tu Nestor
Organizing Your Material Jan 5 - Mar 8, 2016 Tu Nestor
Polishing Your Material Mar 29 - May 31, 2016 Tu Nestor
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Program Highlights

Memoir and Nonfiction: Graduate and Instructor Perspectives

Watch graduates and instructors from Memoir Writing and Nonfiction Writing share highlights from these two popular certificate programs.

Read About the Student Experience: Elizabeth Corcoran Murray 

Read About the Student Experience: Natalie Singer-Velush 

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