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09/22 Memoirs that Matter with David Coddon

Date: Saturday, Sept. 22 2012 Time: 10 am to 2 pm Number of sessions: 1-ONE DAY CLASS! Members: $60 Nonmembers: $72 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

*Registration has closed however, there are still open spots. Please email if you are interested in attending this workshop. Currently, we will only be accepting credit card payments for this class.

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No genre compels the writer to look more deeply inside himself or herself than the memoir. Writing one, however, is more than a matter of soul-searching.

In this course, students will learn how to identify significant moments/experiences from their lives that will make fruitful reading for others, how to reconcile memories of an experience or life lesson that might not be completely clear, how to organize the memoir and finally how to write one that is personal without making the reader feel excluded.

David Coddon is a writing instructor and a longtime voice on the San Diego arts, entertainment and cultural scene. The former editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Currents Weekend” and “Night&Day” sections, he wrote a popular column on the arts, “For What It’s Worth,” and chronicled in particular the glitter and impetuosity of the film industry. He is now a contributor to a number of Southern California publications, both online and in print, and is the regular theater critic for San Diego CityBeat magazine. He possesses an MFA in English (creative writing emphasis) from San Diego State University and a BA in journalism from the University of Southern California. He has taught either non-fiction or creative writing for 15 years at institutions including UCSD Extension, San Diego State and a number of area high schools. He is currently adjunct faculty in English and journalism at San Diego Mesa College, and a professor of English on a visiting faculty basis at DeVry University. He also continues to teach a variety of creative writing courses at UCSD Extension in La Jolla.