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September 29, 2022, 7:00 – 9:00 PM CDT

The Art of Memoir Workshop

A great jump start towards publishing a memoir.

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Time & Location


This is a 4-week virtual lecture series using the Zoom platform. A series of four lectures about Norse Mythology over a four-week period.

About the Event


This is a 6-week virtual class using the Zoom platform.  

Thursdays: September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3

7:00 - 9:00pm CST

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. Participants will be assigned some models to analyze and discuss for each session and we will do a variety of generative exercises to get you started on your own memoir. Each participant will be asked to create and share one short piece to be workshopped.

Limit: 12 participants

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.


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A great jump start towards publishing a memoir.






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