When Memory Doesn’t Serve [Sonya Lea]
How do we write about the incoherent in memoir? Say, those moments we weren’t conscious or got lost in the thrall? (I’m talking to you, “Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll.”) How do we recover material from the foggy times of our life, like childhood or traumatic events? And when we can’t, how do we go about writing honestly, artfully, and with a sense of meaning? Using material from Meghan Daum’s Unspeakable, Christa Parravani’s Her among other works we’ll orient to accuracy and invention. Generative writing and craft exercises included.
This class takes place at Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117