10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Writing Your Life: How to Plan, Write, and Develop Your Memoir
Whether you are trying to write the story of your life for publication or as a family legacy, this class by the author of two memoirs will show you how to organize your stories into a readable, interesting work. You will be introduced to a simple formula that successful authors use to find the central conflict in their story, then plan, organize, and write scenes and chapters around it.
We'll explore essential book-writing techniques such as the value of themes, how action and reflection balance one another in memoir and creative nonfiction, and the author's voice versus the narrative voice. Bring a few rough-draft pages from your memoir to work on during the exercises, if you wish, or any notes you have so far.