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Is it Memoir or Fiction? Harnessing Life Experience to Craft the Story You Have to Tell

Fri, September 13 @ 9:00 am - Sat, September 14 @ 4:00 pm

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Know what to write but can’t get what’s on the page to pack the punch it did when it happened? Learn guidelines needed to best shape life experience through your writing. Discover how to harness genre to more effectively frame your narrative, hook readers at the opening, and deliver a powerful ending. We’ll explore real-life solutions to the challenges prose writers face in capturing details (and secrets) about real people and past events, even for parts you don’t remember well anymore. Through writing exercises, readings, sharing, engaging discussion, and the calm of retreat, learn how to make your story feel more real and gain renewed inspiration for the writing ahead.

Studio 17
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Open to All Levels
Registration Notes

Adult classes must meet a minimum number of students 45 days ahead of the class start date (Jul 30, 2024). Once a class has reached minimum enrollment, registration will remain open 1 – 2 weeks before the class start date.

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