Memory, Identity, Meaning: A Memoir Reading

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Memory, Identity, Meaning: A Memoir Reading

Description

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.
Kirsti Sandy

Creator

Minery, Autumn L.
Franco, Katelyn
Cory, Heather

Date

2016-04-09

Identifier

https://commons.keene.edu/s/KSCArchive/item/21086

Language

eng

Subject

English

Type

Presentation

Provenance

Keene State College

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http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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