The Art of the Memoir: Autobiography into Literature with Bernard Cooper 2/13/15

The Art of the Memoir: Autobiography into Literature with Bernard Cooper
Friday, 02/13/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
center-facebook-header-851x315Freedom Tower – MDC
600 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $50.00

The Memoir is one of the most popular and exciting genres in contemporary literature. But how does one begin to translate personal experience and shape it into a work of art that is accessible to readers whose experiences and concerns may be vastly different from our own? How can we begin to harness our autobiographical impulses and create stories that rival the best fiction and theater? How does one begin to shape the often amorphous sprawl of memory and contain it in the unified and emotionally stirring form we call a memoir? Given the fallibility of memory, why endeavor to write a memoir rather than a work of fiction? What are the emotional consequences and responsibilities of writing about people we know or have known? Is it permissible for the non-fiction writer to exaggerate, or even lie? This class will be a forum in which to discuss these and other pertinent questions.

More Information:
The Center @ Miami Dade College Announces 2015 Creative Writing Courses
Miami, January 2015 –The Center for Writing and Literature Miami Dade College (The Center @ MDC), announced their spring 2015 creative writing course offerings. The Center’s non-Credit creative writing courses are offered throughout the year, giving aspiring writers the opportunity to receive critique and encouragement from published authors with extensive teaching experience.

The intensive workshops on fiction, nonfiction and poetry, as well as lunchtime readings and manuscript consultations. All workshops will be offered at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave and the MDC Museum of Art + Design, Freedom Tower both in downtown Miami.
Also, stay tune for the news on The Writer’s Institute. From May 6 through the 9, 2015, The Center for Writing and Literature will offer four days of intensive workshops on fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and publishing at Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College.

Space is limited. Register as soon as possible to secure your space. Payment must be received at time of registration and must have cleared at least five business days prior to the first day of class. Please note registration deadlines for each course.

To register and for complete details on the 2015 Spring Writing Courses, please visit

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