Shaheen, Aaron; Baker, Sybil
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Memory is integral to writing memoir, but sometimes, memory fails. How do successful memoirists mine their past for meaning, while staying true to their recollections? In my craft essay, I examine how writers harness the energy of their own explorations of the past. Then, I show how I have used these techniques in my own work. Six personal essays comprise the remainder of my thesis project.
A special thank you to Dr. Sarah Einstein, who helped me discover my creative nonfiction voice.
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Biography as a literary form; Memory in literature
English Language and Literature
Garner, Faith, "More than remembering: how memoirists recall and write the past" (2019). Honors Theses.