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Writing Fake Memories with Meghan Lamb

$65.00

In this class, we’ll explore the unique creative advantages of writing fiction from foggy, fragmented, and otherwise unreliable memories.

Start Date

September 1

Day(s) of the Week

Thursday

Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT

Sessions

1

Location

Zoom (online)

Instructor

Price

$65

In stock

Description

The seemingly essential definition of nonfiction is writing based on truth, whereas fiction—by contrast—is writing based on invention: invented characters, invented experiences, invented realities. But what if we can’t remember specific details of the people, spaces, and moments we’re writing toward? How can we write our memories as invented fictions that feel true? 

In this class, we’ll explore the unique creative advantages of writing fiction from foggy, fragmented, and otherwise unreliable memories (versus working against those memories by trying to authentically re-embody them). Through conversation, guided exercises, and illustrative readings, this course will help writers use unknown, unknowable, and unreliable details to guide their narrative imaginations.

About Meghan Lamb

Meghan Lamb is the author of Failure to Thrive (Apocalypse Party, 2021) All of Your Most Private Places (Spork Press, 2020) and Silk Flowers (Birds of Lace, 2017). She recently served as the Philip Roth Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University, and has led workshops at the University of Chicago, Eötvös Loránd University, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has appeared in Quarterly West, DIAGRAM, Redivider, Passages North, and The Rumpus, among other publications. She currently serves as the nonfiction editor of Nat. Brut, a Whiting Award-winning journal of art and literature dedicated to advancing inclusivity in all creative fields.