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Stories of Our Lives: Autobiographical Writing for Everyone

Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Louise Harrison Lepera, Lecturer, Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication, Susan Carlisle, Lecturer, Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication

You don’t have to be famous or have lived a long, illustrious life to start writing your autobiography. Telling stories about your life can not only help you remember experiences, but also help you understand them better. This two hour workshop is a bite-sized sample of one of our most popular introductory writing classes, Reading and Writing Autobiography. In this workshop we will discuss a few short excerpts from contemporary autobiographies. We will then use some thought-provoking writing exercises to help us open up our memories and choose significant moments to write about. Workshop participants will have the chance to write about one of these moments and get feedback on how to shape it into a longer piece.
Sign-up by 01/22
Limited to 20 participants

Sponsor(s): Comparative Media Studies/Writing
Contact: Louise Harrison Lepera, lhl3@mit.edu


Monday, January 22, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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MIT Building E17, Room 136
40 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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