M105 | The Elements of Writing Memoir: How and Why to Share Your Story


7:30 – 9:00 pm


3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25 & 5/2 (no class 4/18) 

Six Sessions 

This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program

 CLOSED ~ AT CAPACITY: To join waiting list email olli@berkshirecc.edu

One of the most remarkable ways to learn about ourselves is to write about our experiences and how they've shaped our outlook on life. Whether the events are happy or sad, telling our truths can also expand our understanding of one another. In this course, you will learn how to create and outline the events you wish to detail, how to use elements of fiction when writing non-fiction, and what makes memoirs unique to a reader and what to do beyond your first draft.


Recommended Reading:

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King.  [Scribner, 2020 reissue)

Kasey Rogers holds an MA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.  She worked as a freelance writer and producer at various agencies throughout Manhattan from 1985-2001, during which time she also wrote and workshopped the musical The Incredible Murder of Michael Malloy at the Westbeth Theatre Company.  She is the author of Our Better Selves: From Secrets and Lies to Healing and Forgiveness (2021), and is currently working on the documentary I Know Why She Stayed.   KaseyRogers.com

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