Nonfiction, Memoir, Essay

  • Term: Fall 2023
  • Start Date: November 2, 2023
  • End Date: November 16, 2023
  • Day of Week: Thursday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $180.00
  • Member Price: $162.00

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More Questions Than Answers: When Memoir Writing Becomes the Story of the Search

What motivates many memoir writers is not just the yearning to tell their stories, but all the questions they have about their stories. Why this happened, and not that. Why their father immigrated, but his brother did not. Why their grandmother wouldn't talk about her childhood. In this three-part series of generative seminars, we'll learn from writers (such as James McBride, Lisa See, and Dani Shapiro) whose questions shaped their work, and we'll try out their techniques with in-class prompts.

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

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.