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Telling True Stories

We’ll hone fifteen tools for improving the lyric and narrative qualities of our prose, drawn from my anthology Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide. This workshop offers strategies for facing the blank page, sharpening your sentences, and seeing a long writing project through to completion. We’ll spend equal portions of our time completing writing exercises and considering examples from master word-workers: Sandra Cisneros, Elizabeth Gilbert, Stephen Kuusisto, George Orwell, and Sei Shonagon.

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.

Instructor: Wendy Call

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 04/30/2016

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Wendy Call

Wendy Call is a recent writer-in-residence at a dozen locales, including national parks, universities, a public hospital, and Richard Hugo House. Her 2011 book No Word for Welcome won the 2011 Grub Street National Book Prize for Nonfiction.

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