Truth and Connection:
A Course in Memoir
Monday Nights (5:30-7:30 pm)
April 18 - May 16, 2022
Taught by Lita Kurth
For adults and mature teens (16+)
It may be that Covid times have made us particularly hungry for connection, for hearing the real truth about people’s lives. Memoir draws us in a special way because we have the honor of being welcomed into someone’s actual experiences and truthful reflections.
No one who can write an essay is too young to write memoir pieces, and no one is too old. Nor does one need special experiences.
In this five-week class, we’ll practice approaches that make your version of an experience memorable. The class will offer
a safe environment
a discussion of common challenges,
leads to publication (if desired)
The instructor will also provide feedback on 25 (double-spaced) pages.
Meet Your Instructor
Lita Kurth has taught at Santa Clara University and De Anza College as well as in private workshops for many years. A co-founder of San Jose’s Flash Fiction Forum, she holds three Master’s degrees, including an MFA. She is a recipient of the Diana Woods Memorial Award for Creative Nonfiction and a two-time Pushcart nominee (creative nonfiction and fiction). Sample publications include Lunchticket, Redux, Raven Chronicles, Main Street Rag, Tikkun, Chicago Literati, NewVerseNews, ellipsis…literature and art, Compose, and more.