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Write Your Memoir

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 with weekly writing prompts, troubleshooting, sharing, and discussion. Topics will include: crafting a voice, problems with dialogue, balancing exposition and scenic action, fact-checking and ethics, and much more.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Lisa Wells

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2020

Start Date: 11/07/2020

No Class On: 11/28/2020

End Date: 12/19/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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$305.00 General Price:

Lisa Wells

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.

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