• Date: Wednesdays; Sept. 24 to Nov. 12 
• time: 10 a.m. to noon 
• location: Pilgrim Congregational Church 
• Maximum enrollment: 10

In this course, we will use free-writing to explore memoir. What are your “big” or “small” memories? Where do you come from? Where are you going? What about your family lineage, traditions, pivotal choices you’ve made, charged moments that have shaped your understanding of selfhood and community? Through short sketches, you will build momentum, play with syntax, and encourage your unique voice. Getting words on paper will
become natural. At the end of our 8 weeks together, your notebook will contain a collection of your “histories,” and we will have learned more about each other and ourselves. Come engage in the ancient art of storytelling! Come listen to each other, give and receive feedback, and ultimately, have a lot of fun.

Molly Caro May is a writer who leads place-based writing workshops across the country. Her work has appeared in Orion Magazine, Salon, and Fourth Genre, among others. She is the author of The Map of Enough: One Woman’s Search for Place. Learn more at www.mollycaromay.com


MSU Wonderlust is a high-quality community resource for lifelong learning for the Bozeman area.  Here is university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects, some multi-week courses, some one-off events.  These offerings come free of homework, exams, or papers: The MSU Wonderlust experience is just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It's also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.

The Winter/Spring offerings begin with a reception at the Pilgrim Congregational Church from 4 to 6pm.  It's a chance to meet with the course instructors and side-trip presenters; find out more about their plans.  

Gerry Wheeler, President of Friends of Wonderlust