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A Book About Me: Capturing Your Story in Episodes, Fragments, & Memories V-419

A Book About Me: Capturing Your Story in Episodes, Fragments, & Memories




5/5/2021 to 5/26/2021

Location: Instructor:
  • Amy Bowers

Meeting Times

  • Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


In this class, we will excavate our memories to generate short essays, letters, and fragments from our lives. Through in-class writing prompts, the study of a wide range of published memoirs, shared stories, and optional homework, your story will start to come together in a nonlinear messy memoir. Photographs, food, domestic spaces, and lists are just some of the thresholds we will explore. Bring a journal, pen or pencil, and a desire to explore and document your story.

Amy Bowers is a writer originally from Florida with a background in Art History and American Studies. She recently completed her MFA in creative nonfiction at Bennington College and has taught online creativity and writing classes for women for the last decade. Recent publications include essays and poems in PANK, Centered, Bella Grace, Mabel Magazine. Her lyric essay about motherhood and a police shooting in her backyard is featured in the forthcoming lyric essay anthology, A Harp in the Stars, published by The University of Nebraska Press.

This class will be offered virtually and will NOT meet in-person. Technical assistance is available for those who need it. Email Cara MacDonald at cmacdonald@branfordschools.org for more information.


Class dates: Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26


  • Class Fee $80.00
Total: $80.00