Our traumatic experiences often present the richest material, but writing about them is never easy. A good memoir is more than a collection of painful events. So how do we translate pain into work that will interest an audience beyond our therapist or closest friends?
By examining work by Lucy Grealy, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Brandon Taylor, and others, we will discuss the essential elements of creative nonfiction with a focus on structure, voice, narrative, and the ethics of writing about real people.
We all have painful experiences we’re not sure how to write about, or if we should. Through a detailed lecture, in-class writing, and a Q & A, this class will help you identify the biggest barriers to writing about your trauma. We’ll also discuss strategies and approaches for overcoming those barriers.
Writers at all experience levels are welcome.
StoryStudio Chicago is pleased to offer 5 scholarship spots for anyone who would like financial assistance to take this class. Please email us at email@example.com to learn more and claim a spot. (Can only be redeemed if class hits minimum enrollment requirements.)