Memoir: Writing Your Way to the Spark

Join Tessa Fontaine for a Saturday workshop on March 25, 2017, to explore the craft of memoir, which has become one of the most popular and compelling writing genres of our time. 

When: Saturday March 25, 2017 from 10 am – 4 pm

Where: Junior League of Salt Lake City, 526 E 300 S, SLC

Cost: $75 includes lunch

To register: Contact Jennifer Atwood —

Writing Your Way to the Spark: A Generative Memoir Workshop

Memoir remains one of the most popular and compelling genres of writing. What makes the personal story so moving? How can we craft our own so that it captures our unique voice? What techniques from other genres can we steal? In this workshop, we will generate lots of material through a series of in-class writing assignments and look closely at a few external examples to understand exactly how they work. We will pay careful attention to the salient details and narrative devices that make memoir so rich and undertake a variety of writing exercises that will help at any stage of the drafting process. The course will involve outside readings, discussion, in-class writing, sharing, and an interest in bringing your story to life.

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