Genre Description: Memoir

In order to help you select your preferred genre track option during registration, please find below a brief genre course description. To do that, think both of the genre you want to learn about and your own sense of adventure or desire for specific skills. Whether you come to practice, improve your skills or learn new ones, these courses are geared to help you grow, think, reflect and be inspired.

"The Stories that Shape Us"

In this intensive memoir-writing workshop we will explore the intimate personal stories that have shaped us. We will look at a variety of ways to organize these stories and transform them through writing from memory and anecdote into art. Starting with a conversation about the crucial "I" on the page, this course focuses on craft as we examine the critical roles of language, revision, and voice in telling a powerful story.


Susanna Sonnenberg

Instructor of Creative Writing, Memoir faculty, Interlochen College of Creative Arts