Today we started looking at memoir as a genre–graduate writing programs call it “creative non fiction”–and hopefully, the more we tried to fit it on a “line” the less anything seems to fit.
Then I read two examples of memoir. One from Cynthia Kaplan’s book Why I’m Like This and the other from Frank McCourt’s book Teacher Man.
I asked you to make two lists:
- A list of what makes the two samples “good” memoir.
- A list of moments in your life you might try to write about in your own memoir (coming up next in Task 3).