Fiction, Memoir

  • Term: Fall 2022
  • Start Date: October 5, 2022
  • End Date: October 12, 2022
  • Day of Week: Wednesday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $120.00
  • Member Price: $108.00

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Writing the Fictionalized Memoir

Are you struggling to tell your personal story in a dramatic and entertaining way, or understand what the book-worthy story really is? Infusing your real-life experiences with fiction can free you to explore all of the storytelling possibilities. We'll focus on creating a container for your story and a character arc for your narrator with lots of scene-building exercises. You'll walk away with a better understanding of how to marry memoir and fiction throughout your book.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Jennifer Haupt

Jennifer Haupt


Jennifer Haupt is the author of the novels In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills and Come As You Are. She's also the editor of Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19, which has raised over $40,000 for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation and was awarded the 2021 Washington State Book Award for General Nonfiction. Haupt’s essays and articles have been widely published and her popular Psychology Today blog is a collection of essays and interviews for authors and readers.