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Creating Character in Nonfiction

Intermediate/Advanced. The challenge for the nonfiction writer is how to ignite real people from real life onto the page—not the least of which is you, the narrator. Without voice, vulnerability, and veracity, your fabulous memoir or essay cannot catch fire. This class will help you deepen characters, make scenes to frame them, and discover which “you” is actually telling your story.

Instructor: Christine Hemp

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 05/06/2017

End Date: 05/07/2017

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$265.50 Member Price:
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Christine Hemp

Christine Hemp has aired her work on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and has performed in theater, music, and with her writing. Her literary awards include a Harvard University Conway Award for Teaching Writing, a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for Literature, an Iowa Review Award for Literary Nonfiction, and a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for literature. Her collection of poems That Fall was published in 2011. She teaches nonfiction and poetry at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

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