True Lies: Writing Speculative Memoir

with Michelle Tea

Genres: Nonfiction, Memoir, Novel

Online

Open to all levels

1 Session

Start Date: August 7, 2022
End Date: August 7, 2022
Day of Week: Sunday
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
Capacity: 20 seats
1 seat left!
Member Price: $81.00
General Price: $90.00

CLASS UPDATE: Due to a change of schedule for the Sister Spit tour, this class has been moved online.

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.

Michelle Tea

Michelle Tea

Michelle Tea is the author of over a dozen books, including Knocking Myself Up: A Memoir of My In/Fertility, forthcoming August 2022 from Dey Street/HarperCollins. She has been the recipient of awards from the Lambda Literary Foundation, The Rona Jaffe Foundation, the California Library Association, and PEN/America. She is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow. Author of the popular tarot how-to, Modern Tarot, Tea is the host of the mystical podcasts Your Magic on Spotify and Ask the Tarot, on SpotifyGreenroom. 

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