• Term: Spring 2023
  • Start Date: May 6, 2023
  • End Date: May 6, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 1:10pm - 4:10pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $90.00
  • Member Price: $81.00

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Finding Your Own True Voice: A Seminar for Writers of Memoir & Essays

"A writer's voice is supposed to be hers alone," writes Rebecca Solnit. It is "where your humor and seriousness are located, what you believe in, why you write, who and what you write about." In this three-hour generative seminar, we'll study examples of strong voices (such as Joy Harjo, Kiese Laymon, Brian Doyle, Vivian Gornick, and Joe Wilkins) and how they work to draw us in. We'll try out some of their techniques with 3–4 in-class prompts. Sharing will be optional.

Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

Ann Hedreen

Ann Hedreen


Ann Hedreen is an author (Her Beautiful Brain), teacher, and documentary filmmaker. Ann has written for 3rd Act Magazine, About Place Journal, The Seattle Times, and other publications, including her award-winning blog, The Restless Nest. She is working on a collection of essays.