Bright Facets of Memory: The Art of Micro-Memoir


Bright Facets of Memory: The Art of Micro-Memoir

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A life is made up of moments—experiences, emotions, and flashes of insight. Traditional memoir seeks to shape these moments into a larger narrative; micro-memoir takes a different approach, finding the significance of the past within distinct memories, briefly told. A micro-memoir may be as short as a single sentence or as long as a few paragraphs, but it’s always a demanding form in which every word counts. Vivid, precise language is essential, and so is crystalline clarity of thought. In this four-week course we’ll read some of the best examples of the genre, try our hand at in-class writing prompts to help excavate new material, and work toward creating finished pieces ready for publication. We’ll also discuss the submissions process, and help you find the most promising outlets for your work.


  • Instructor: Maria Browning

  • Length of workshop: 4 weeks

  • Date: Wednesdays, Apr. 17 - May 8

  • Time: 7 - 9 pm

  • Location: Porch HQ
    2811 Dogwood Pl.
    Nashville, TN 37204


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Maria Browning is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Nashville SceneLiterary Hub, BMI MusicWorld, Still: The Journal, and Guernica. She is also managing editor at Chapter 16, a website devoted to covering the literary culture of Tennessee. She attended the Sewanee Writers' Conference and the Moss Fiction Workshop with Richard Bausch. She lives in White Bluff, Tennessee.