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Hilary Mantel said: “Memoir’s not an easy form. If other people are to care about your life, art must intervene.” It can be disorienting to transform actual people and events into characters and plot elements in an essay or memoir, but this is how writers turn journal entries – written for the author’s benefit – into literature, which exists for readers’ benefit. In this workshop, we’ll explore the nuanced and delicate art of transforming a personal anecdote into a publishable essay.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 10 SessionsNonfiction
Start Date: 09/15/2015
End Date: 11/17/2015
Days of the Week: Tuesday
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 16
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Peter Mountford’s novel A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism won a 2012 Washington State Book Award. His second novel, The Dismal Science, was published in February, 2014. A former Hugo House writer in residence, Peter is currently on faculty at Sierra Nevada College's low residency MFA program.