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*The Art of Memoir

Working on a memoir? Think you might like to write your story? This class is for you!

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About this class

We’ll consider memoir as a form, the relationship between identity and memory, key elements of great literary memoir, the connection between the particular and the universal, catharsis and conflict. We’ll dissect a few models and end with generative exercises to get you started on your own memoir.

Sept. 29 & Oct. 13 - 7-9 pm CST

Tayo Basquiat (Bismarck State College) is a writer, teacher, trail runner, scavenger, and Wilderness First Responder. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Wyoming, and his work has appeared in Orion Magazine, Proximity, Nasiona, Superstition Review, Burningword Literary Journal, On Second Thought, among others, and as producer of Wyoming Public Media’s “Spoken Words” podcast.

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota.

However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally.

Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University.

To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

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