Dear Readers and Writers,

Are your working on a memoir? Can you think of some events or experiences that have narrative–and perhaps even poetic–potential?

If you have three Saturdays to spare this fall, consider signing up for Betsy’s upcoming course, Memoir of Inquiry, at SFU Harbour Centre, Continuing Studies. Here’s a description of Memoir of Inquiry:

A memoir recreates a pivotal experience in, or aspect of, one’s life. Memoir is comprised of a story we know yet it is a story we do not fully understand. This is the inquiry part of the writing process and this is what actually compels us to write it. If you are considering writing a memoir, or have begun writing one, this course will help you understand how to explore and evoke your story instead of simply summarizing it.

In this discussion-based course, we’ll focus on memoir writing not only as a retelling, but also a dynamic site of inquiry. Writing exercises will help you identify the organizing principle of your memoir, what to include, what to leave out, and what form best suits your narrative.

For a complete description, and to register, visit SFU’s Continuing Studies website.

Space is limited to 15 seats, so make sure to register ASAP.


Sat. Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 & 12th

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

SFU Harbour Centre



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