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In this course, students will read, discuss, and write essays (or chapters) that will explore the genre(s) of personal narrative and memoir. The readings will be selected to stimulate thinking, exemplify different techniques and styles, and suggest techniques for engaging personal and creative expression. There will be in-class and homework exercises that address topics such as persona, audience, story, description, memory and truth, and ethical considerations specific to the genre.
Since 2016, I have been Director of Writing Workshops Los Angeles, a private writing school for the brave, enthusiastic, and talented. I received my Ph.D. in English from the City University of New York Graduate Center, and I am currently Lecturer in Writing at the California Institute of Technology. I’ve worked as a writing instructor for several universities in New York and Los Angeles, including Brooklyn College (CUNY), Loyola Marymount University, and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.