Intended for those who are writing memoir, history, natural or social science, narrative nonfiction, longform journalism, or creative nonfiction, this is an eight-week seminar focused on you and your writing. It will be run as a workshop where everyone writes and reads their work-in-progress every week.
You will be expected to bring two new pages (double-spaced) every week with hardcopies for the workshop participants. POV, voice, narrative arc, character development, pacing, and how to “show instead of tell” will be emphasized.
It is not an introduction or overview to the genre of memoir writing, but an opportunity to write within this literary tradition, gain valuable feedback on advancing your craft, and learn more about yourself and your writing style.
To join the workshop you do not necessarily need to have taken a previous memoir class but you do need to be ready to submit your work-in-progress for a guided group critique. Bring to the first session two pages. One page is a personal bio (250 words) and the second page is a description of what your work-in-progress is about (250 words).
When: Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
8 weeks – September 18 through November 13 (No Class on Oct 9 for Fox Cities Book Festival
Where: Elisha D. Smith Public Library (Menasha Public Library)Fee: $200 Mill members: $180