Featured Courses

Featured Courses

Writing Lives: The Residential School Survivor Memoir Project

Accepting applications for Fall 2020


English 2237 is the first part of a two-semester, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study the literature and history of the residential school system in Canada, and to meet with Survivors of IRS, ultimately collaborating with them to write their memoir. In this first semester, students will study relevant literature and historical documents that contextualize the history of contact and colonization. They will hear from guest speakers, likely partake in at least one field trip, and will acquire the knowledge and sensitivity that will enable them to move onto the second semester when they will meet and work with IRS Survivors. 


Experience the life and mind-changing power of story as you meet several times with Survivors of residential schools and collaborate on writing their memoir. Students will learn interviewing and memoir-writing skills, and will participate in a closing ceremony to honour the Survivors and to share with them the completed memoir.

This course is part two of the Writing Lives series.

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For more information, please contact Jill Goldberg at jgoldberg@langara.ca.