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.
August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)
August 23: Member registration opens
August 30: General registration opens
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 Salon.com, 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.