2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Autobiography

REVISED

Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 quarters

Faculty
Steve Blakeslee English, writing, literature
Fields of Study
literature and writing
Preparatory for studies or careers in
humanities and education.
Description
"Could a greater miracle take place," writes Henry David Thoreau, "than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?" This two-quarter program will approach autobiography (literally, "self-life-writing") as a powerful way to make sense of human experience, particularly in times, places, and social and political settings that differ from our own. In seminars, students will delve into the rich and intricate issues of memory, authority, persona, and truth that face every self-portraying writer. In "writing marathons," they will learn to write freely and fearlessly about their memories, thoughts, and emotions. Finally, students will develop substantial memoir-essays of their own.
Advertised Schedule
5:30-9:30p Mon/Wed
Schedule and Location
Spring
Location
Olympia
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
Books
Greener Store
Offered During
Evening

Program Revisions

Date Revision
October 25th, 2013 Class meeting days changed from Tue/Thu to Mon/Wed.