Scene vs. Reflection in Personal Narrative [Christine Hemp]
Reflection is the nonfiction writer’s gift to the reader, offering meaning to the car crash, the encounter with a heron, that afternoon flipping burgers. Therefore, it’s crucial to know when to let a scene do the work–letting the reader live in a specific moment–and when to pull back into exposition, summary, and meaning-making. You will generate several dramatic scenes for your memoir (or essay), then weave them with reflection. (Expect the unexpected.)
The dates of this class have been updated from the print catalog.
This class will be held at Hugo House First Hill: 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98104.