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AFRS 276 - How to Write a Black Memoir

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as AMST 276  and ENGL 276 )  This intensive is an exercise in critical reading and creative writing. I would like students to read the work of a particular memoirist and develop their own sense of what the writer has accomplished and achieved. I would then invite the writer for a zoom presentation wherein the writer teaches a “skill” or technique that begets good life writing. Students perform that technique in class and revise/refine what they have written and submit the piece in the class to follow. The goal is for the student to write an autobiographical narrative of at least 20 pages in length. Tyrone Simpson.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor and 200-level courses in English/ Africana Studies/American Studies.

One 3-hour period.

Course Format: INT

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