Canceled - The Micro-Memoir: An Introduction for Writers and Readers | Newberry

Canceled - The Micro-Memoir: An Introduction for Writers and Readers

Led by Julie New Benesh. One session. 1 - 4 pm.
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Saturday, April 4

1 - 4 pm


Out of an abundance of caution in response to the spread of COVID-19, we have canceled all remaining seminars in the Winter/Spring 2020 term. Please visit for further updates.

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Seminar Description

“Flash” literature is in, and so is memoir. Put them together, and you have micro–memoir! In this seminar, we will use the appreciative reading of published micro–memoirs as a jumping off point for you to write your own micro–memoirs. We will cover flash literature techniques like compression and imagery and generative activities like list–making and timelines. Participants will have opportunities to share work and get feedback from other participants and the instructor, who is working on a micro–memoir collection and has several already in publication or forthcoming.

One session. E – $85, R – $93.5

The writing of Julie Benesh has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Tin House, Florida Review, Crab Orchard Review, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, and other publications. She holds an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College and has received an Illinois Arts Council Grant.

Materials List


  • A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

Registration Information

  • Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
  • Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.

Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

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