Presentation Title

Memory, Identity, Meaning: A Memoir Reading

Presentation Type

Performance

School

School of Arts and Humanities

Discipline

English

Mentor

Kirsti Sandy

Date & Time

April 9th at 9 AM - 10 AM

Location

David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 181

Abstract

Memoir, a subgenre of creative nonfiction, has come to be known as the “fourth genre” of creative writing. In combining true stories with creative narrative techniques, memoir contains both fact and fiction. Writer and theorist Patricia Hampl has said that, in memoir, “Memory impulsively reaches out its arms and embraces imagination” and for this reason, the genre has courted both tremendous popularity and significant controversy. For this performance, three students will read their memoir pieces and a discussion of each students writing and revision process will follow. The purpose of this presentation is to showcase the achievements of students within Dr. Kirsti Sandy’s Theory and Practice of Memoir course offered here at Keene State College, as well as exemplify the variations within the subgenre of memoir created by writers of creative non-fiction.

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Apr 9th, 9:00 AM Apr 9th, 10:00 AM

Memory, Identity, Meaning: A Memoir Reading

David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 181

Memoir, a subgenre of creative nonfiction, has come to be known as the “fourth genre” of creative writing. In combining true stories with creative narrative techniques, memoir contains both fact and fiction. Writer and theorist Patricia Hampl has said that, in memoir, “Memory impulsively reaches out its arms and embraces imagination” and for this reason, the genre has courted both tremendous popularity and significant controversy. For this performance, three students will read their memoir pieces and a discussion of each students writing and revision process will follow. The purpose of this presentation is to showcase the achievements of students within Dr. Kirsti Sandy’s Theory and Practice of Memoir course offered here at Keene State College, as well as exemplify the variations within the subgenre of memoir created by writers of creative non-fiction.