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Stories of Our Lives: Autobiography for Everybody

Monday, January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Louise Harrison-Lepera, Lecturer, Susan Carlisle, Lecturer

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.

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/25
Limited to 20 participants

Sponsor(s): Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication, Comparative Media Studies/Writing
Contact: Louise Harrison-Lepera, E18-240C, 617-253-0650, lhl3@mit.edu

Details

Date:
Monday, January 28
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Venue

MIT Building 56, Room 167
Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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