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Memoir and Personal Essay: Write About Yourself

Wesleyan University via Coursera Specialization


How To Write About that someone else wants to read it! This is the heart of this Coursera specialization in Memoir and Personal Essay. Masters of both genres share tips, prompts, exercises, readings and challenges to help every writer imagine, construct and write compelling pieces of non-fiction's most popular form: the personal narrative.


Course 1: Memoir and Personal Essay: Managing Your Relationship with the Reader
- Offered by Wesleyan University. The blank page can be the most daunting obstacle in writing. In this course, aspiring writers will assemble ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Writing in First Person Point of View
- Offered by Wesleyan University. If you have always wanted to tell your own story—in a memoir, first-person essay, or any other form of ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Writing a Personal Essay
- Offered by Wesleyan University. This class is the chance to create your personal essay or extend into a full memoir -- from planning and ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Writing Stories About Ourselves
- Offered by Wesleyan University. In this course, creative nonfiction writers will explore traditional storytelling methods, especially those ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Amy Bloom, Ariel Levy, Greg Pardlo and Said Sayrafiezadeh

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