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On the Necessity of Radical Disclosure (Or: Can I Really Write that About My Mother-in-Law?) (ZOOM)

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.

Every writer faces a basic decision at the keyboard: How much of my own life, and which parts, can I disclose? Will my friends and family recognize themselves? Will they disapprove? How do we, as writers, find the balance between their right to privacy and our right to make art? This discussion, which applies both to fiction and nonfiction, uses examples from Cheryl Strayed and others as a point of departure.

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Instructor: Steve Almond

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 07/27/2020

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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Steve Almond

Steve Almond is the author of twelve books of fiction and non-fiction including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His novel All the Secrets of the World, will be published in 2022. His short fiction has appeared in the Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize, and Best American Mysteries. His essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and elsewhere. Almond teaches at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and Wesleyan University, and lives outside Boston with his wife, three children, and considerable anxiety.

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