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Reading Contemporary Memoirs

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This recurring class explores contemporary memoirs by writers from diverse social backgrounds.  Although the course typically avoids “celebrity memoirs,” two deserving new books merit an exception to the rule: Michelle Obama’s Becoming and Sally Field’s In Pieces.  The third selection is Alexander Chee’s acclaimed collection of literary essays, How to Write an Autobiographical Memoir.  Analyzing both the achievements and the limitations of the memoir genre, the class will discuss how authors map the emotional landscape of private life while addressing broader themes in social history, politics, and culture.  Please read Becoming by Michelle Obama before the first class session.




Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Westchester Reform Temple

Lori Rotskoff 



Please read:  Class meets on: Three Wednesdays 4/10, 5/8, 6/12



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 04/17/2019, 04/24/2019, 05/01/2019, 05/15/2019, 05/22/2019, 05/29/2019, 06/05/2019)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/10/2019 - 6/12/2019 Weekly - Wed 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Scarsdale, Westchester Reform Temple  Map Lori Rotskoff