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College of Extended Learning

Creating a Personal Memoir

CCOM 4022

This course will guide those who want to start writing about their lives and those who have already begun. Whether your writing is a personal journey, a family story, or a preparation for publication, this course will help you generate ideas, organize and express your ideas, and polish your work. Those who wish to share their writing can do so, in a safe and supportive environment. Your instructor will provide a list of notable memoirs and read from some of them.

Course details

Upcoming dates: TBA
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Saint John Social Enterprise Hub
139 Prince Edward Street, Room TBA
Course fee: $170 (+ HST)
Instructor: Aaron Daigle
Materials: No materials required

About the instructor

Born in Saint John, Canada, Aaron Daigle earned his Honours in English from the University of New Brunswick in 2012. He learned the art of poetry from Governor-General award-winning poet Anne Compton, workshopping with her for several years. He graduated with a Master's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor in 2012, writing on the intersection of science and spirituality. Afterwards, he taught English in Japan and co-translated essays and poetry for the World Haiku Association. His own poetry has been published in literary journals such as The Fieldstone Review, Rampike, and The New Quarterly.

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