SU CELL Presents ‘Writing Your Memoir’ Course

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SALISBURY, MD—Delmarva Review editor Emily Rich teaches two sessions of the course “Writing Your Memoir” beginning in March at the Ocean Pines Community Center.

The class is part of the “Salisbury University at the Beach” series, presented by SU’s Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning (CELL) and the Ocean Pines Association, Inc.

Sessions are 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays, March 28-May 2, and 10:30 a.m.-noon Fridays, March 29-May 3. Both sessions include the same instruction. Participants do not need to sign up for both.

Those taking the class explore personal writing, examining elements such as character development, incorporating sensory detail and writing scenes. In addition to workshopping each others’ writing, participants also read essays on the craft and sample works of successful memoirists.

Rich writes mainly memoir and essays. Her work has been published by a number of small presses including Little Patuxent Review, r.kv.ry, The Pinch and Hippocampus. Her essays have been listed as notables in Best American Essays 2014 and 2015. Her story “Black Market Pall Malls” won Biostories magazine’s 2015 War and Peace essay contest.

The course fee is $60. To register visit the SU CELL website at

For more information call 410-543-6090 or email Jody Dengler at

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