Workshop: Writing Your Memoir with Cathryn Hankla
Cathryn Hankla of Hollins University will lead a virtual workshop, "Memoir, Themes and Structure," on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6:30 - 8 pm.
What’s the difference between an autobiography and a memoir? The answer to this question could be the beginning of your identifying a strong thematic concept and narrative structure for the memoir you want to write and others will want to read. In this class, we will consider what makes a memoir coherent, what drives a compelling narrative for a reader, and how you can capture that energy and emotion to tell your best story.
Hankla is the author of a memoir,Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home, as well as four works of fiction (novels and stories). Her nine collections of poetry include Galaxies and Great Bear. Her tenth collection, Not Xanadu, is forthcoming. A professor in the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University for over three decades, she also edits poetry for The Hollins Critic.