On the Necessity of Radical Disclosure (Or: Can I Really Write that About My Mother-in-Law?) (ZOOM) [Steve Almond]
This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.
Every writer faces a basic decision at the keyboard: How much of my own life, and which parts, can I disclose? Will my friends and family recognize themselves? Will they disapprove? How do we, as writers, find the balance between their right to privacy and our right to make art? This discussion, which applies both to fiction and nonfiction, uses examples from Cheryl Strayed and others as a point of departure.