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All Levels | Is it time to tell your story, but you’re not sure how to begin? Are you deep in a draft but hitting a wall? Feeling unsure about structure? This class combines nuts-and-bolts instruction about the elements of great memoir, weekly writing prompts, trouble-shooting, sharing, and discussion. Topics include: crafting a voice, problems with dialogue, balancing exposition and scenic action, fact-checking and ethics, and much more.
Lisa Wells is the author of The Fix (2018), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, and a book of nonfiction, forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Her work appears in Harper’s Magazine, Granta, The Believer, N+1, The Iowa Review, Best New Poets, at The Poetry Foundation and elsewhere. She’s taught poetry and nonfiction writing at the University of Iowa, the University of Arizona, and at Yale-NUS College in Singapore where she was a Writing Fellow in Residence. She lives in Seattle.