Thursdays, Jun 10 - Aug 19
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Writing about Sexuality in Memoir
No exploration about relationships would be complete without an honest inquiry into our attitudes and beliefs about sex and sexuality, as well as how we express that aspect of our beings in our romantic relationships.
Everyone has had a sexual experience whether pleasant or damaging that could be included in their memoir. That’s part of being human. Yet it remains a relatively taboo, “delicate” topic to write about.
Sex is a real and important part of all of our lives. And to truly understand our romantic relationships in all their complexity, we must also understand, on a true and deep level, our relationship to our own sexuality and how our sexuality impacts our life’s narrative.
This course provides freedom and a safe haven for writers to explore intimacy (and abuse) in memoir writing. Allowing you to achieve more clarity about your sexual self can also help to heal sexually-related wounds from the past.
Journal prompts will be provided as well as readings on sexual expression, healing, and a best-selling memoir. Students will have an opportunity to submit work to the class for critique.
Please note: This class or event will be held online (using Zoom or a similar live platform). To participate, students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register.