True Lies: Writing Speculative Memoir (IN-PERSON)
Speculative memoir is an extravagant mash-up of personal identity, lived experience, and imaginative impulse that aims to crash-land a chimera of craft onto some far-away landscape called truth. Have fun, break rules, and dig deep into the guts of your story by inviting in fictional elements that enhance and contradict, creating an immersive world for both readers and yourself. In this workshop, we will engage in in-class writing, sharing our work, and a discussion about the various challenges of memoir, fiction, and what happens when the two genres are merged.
This class may be moved online for some or all sessions depending on the COVID-19 public health guidelines and Hugo House’s current in-person program policy. We are monitoring the situation daily. Hugo House prioritizes the health of our students and staff.
Michelle Tea is the author of twelve memoirs and novels. Her latest, Black Wave, is a mash-up of both genres.