• Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: January 18, 2023
  • End Date: February 22, 2023
  • Day of Week: Wednesday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $305.00
  • Member Price: $274.50

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Writing About Other People

In memoir, writing about other people is unavoidable, challenging, and yes, a little scary. This class will give you new skills for navigating the creative, ethical, and personal issues that arise when other people become characters in our own stories. Class sessions will blend short lecture segments, discussion of assigned readings, and plenty of opportunities to practice new techniques and get informal feedback. Some experience writing memoir or personal nonfiction is helpful, but not required.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Kristi Coulter

Kristi Coulter


Kristi Coulter is author of Nothing Good Can Come From This and the forthcoming Exit Interview. Her work appears in The Paris Review, New York Magazine, Elle, and elsewhere. She has taught at Hugo House and the University of Washington. Go to for more information.

Social Media: @KristiCCoulter (Twitter and Instagram)