Class
June 18, 2019–July 9, 2019
6 p.m.–9 p.m.
Finding Your Story, Telling Your Truth

Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Number of Sessions
4
Day of the Week
Tuesday
Duration
4 Week
Creative Nonfiction Graphic

Everyone leads a life that is important enough to write about. Everyone is an authority on something, whether that something is personal or something of importance in the larger scheme of things. Toni Morrison said, "I write the books I've always wanted to read." Pablo Neruda wrote an ode to his sox and Tillie Olsen wrote "I stand here ironing." Conversely, Ernest Hemingway wrote about bullfighting but never about his alcoholism, which probably would have been a more interesting topic.

Although we will focus on memoir in this class, individuals who have some experience with personal essay, travelogue, or narrative journalism are also welcome. Our inspiration will be your perspective and your questions about your experience, your world, and the larger world around you. The course will combine lecture, discussion, reading, writing exercises, peer workshop and revision.

$5 copy fee.