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Memoir Writing

Have a story to tell? Need help getting it onto the page? Already have it on the page, but need help structuring it? Want to art-it-up, as in make it more literary? Want to make sure it’s a page-turner? Then this class is for you. Maybe you have these questions: What is an image pattern? What is a metaphor that “rises naturally from its context”? How do I know what to put in and what to leave out? Or what do I do with all these characters? What can I do to make my dialogue not sound so wooden? How can I make sure it’s interesting? From structuring the action to organizing your image pattern, to getting at the vortex of your story, this workshop will help get your existing memoir into shape, help you get un-stuck or help you just plain get started.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Tara Hardy

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 01/26/2014

Days of the Week: Monday, Sunday

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$220.50 Member Price:
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$245.00 General Price:

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Tara Hardy

Tara Hardy is the working class queer femme poet who founded Bent, a writing institute for LGBTIQ people in Seattle. She's taught creative writing for fourteen years, and she's served as the Hugo House writer-in-residence. Her first full length book of poems, Bring Down the Chandeliers, was published by Write Bloody Press in the spring, 2011.

Photo by Brian Weiss

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