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Creating a Graphic Memoir (Closed)

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Course Description:

In this five-session class, participants will have the chance to tell a story about an experience they want to remember—a memorable incident from childhood, a marriage proposal, the birth of a child, a relationship with a person or a place—through pictures and words. If you think of graphic books as comic books, think again. You may choose that style of visual storytelling or perhaps you'd like to make a collage book that incorporates memorabilia and imagery pertinent to the story you're telling—concert tickets, baseball cards, photographs. You could choose a nonfiction narrative format or perhaps you'd like to present a series of illustrated poems. Your book might be handwritten and hand-drawn or typewritten with painted pages. In other words, the options are infinite! Participants will each receive an accordion-style blank book. Some additional materials will be provided. We'll go from blank pages to completed books in five weeks. A material fee of $20 will be collected at the first class.

 

Tuition: $70.00

Additional Fees: $0.00


Registration Closed


Day/Time

Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20; Dec. 4, 11
*1:00 - 3:00pm* (5 sessions)

Location

CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey

Facilitator:

Patrice Vecchione is the author and editor of many books, most recently, the anthology "Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience." Forthcoming in Spring 2020 is "My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice: A Guide to Writing Poetry and Speaking Your Truth." Patrice writes a monthly column about walking for the "Monterey Herald."