Jim Ruland teaches Micro Memoir

Date: First Class is Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Time: 7-9 pm Number of sessions: 4--Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 Members: $130 Nonmembers: $154 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

*Registration has closed for this workshop however, there are a few open spots. Please email programs@sandiegowriters.org if you are interested in attending this class.

Micro Memoir: The Art & Craft of Quick Confessions

This four-week class will explore short-form memoir through writing exercises and collaborative read-and-critique sessions.

Generative Exercises: Participants will explore how short intense bursts of autobiographical prose can illuminate the larger truths of our lives. Participants will engage in writing exercises throughout the workshop. But don’t worry – your secrets are safe with us.

Read & Critique: Memoirists will have the opportunity to submit one micro-memoir of no more than four pages (1,000 words), which will be read and critiqued by all participants. Mean-spirited people need not apply.


Jim Ruland’s creative nonfiction has appeared in The Believer, The Collagist, The Fanzine, Hobart, L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles Times, McSweeney’s, Oxford American, r.kv.r.y, Razorcake Fanzine and San Diego CityBeat. Jim was recently awarded Grand Prize in Reader’s Digest “Your Life…” contest. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a scholarship from Bread Loaf. He curates the reading series Vermin on the Mount, and is the author of the short story collection, Big Lonesome.



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