• Term: Fall 2022
  • Start Date: September 24, 2022
  • End Date: September 25, 2022
  • Day of Week: Saturday, Sunday
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $350.00
  • Member Price: $315.00

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Writing Urgent Scenes in Memoir

What does it mean to create a scene that urges the reader onward? How does one incorporate scene into a larger narrative? (And what exactly is a scene?) This class is for those who want their story to have a novel’s urgency, with all the turns and surprises of a narrative arc. From learning how setting can inform tension to capturing heated dialogue, you will leave this class with two new scenes and valuable tools to build your story.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Christine Hemp

Christine Hemp

She /Her

A chapter of Christine Hemp’s memoir, Wild Ride Home, was recently published in The New York Times. Her poems and essays have also appeared in, Iowa Review, Psychology Today, and on NPR. She believes that to write well, we must live well, not in terms of "professional success" or achieving the "perfect" essay. story, or poem, but in how we embrace the unfamiliar, the uncomfortable, and the ecstatic. Only then can we offer our readers the truths they thirst for.