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Life Into Literature

4 Sundays, 2 pm - 4:30 pm Taught by Rachel Howard

  • Starts Oct 2
  • 265 US dollars
  • Online

Available spots

Class Description

You’ve lived things that really should be in print. Where does your story begin? What’s it really about? In short: how do you make your life a page-turner? In these classes with New York Times acclaimed memoirist Rachel Howard, you’ll learn how to shape compelling, meaningful stories and essays out of the mass of experience. Discussing carefully chosen memoir readings by Jo Ann Beard, Kiese Laymon, and others, and completing guided exercises, you'll learn to write cinematic scenes, craft powerful reflections, find your narrator’s voice, and shape a suspenseful arc. Weekly homework will keep you rolling, with supportive feedback provided by Rachel and your classmates. Instructor bio: Rachel Howard is the author of a novel, The Risk of Us, which the Associated Press called “simply gorgeous,” and a memoir about her father’s unsolved murder, The Lost Night, which the New York Times described as “enthralling.” Her short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, StoryQuarterly, Zyzzyva, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and many other venues. She has served as Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow and Interim Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing at Warren Wilson College, and as Distinguished Visiting Writer in the MFA program at St. Mary’s College of California. Please note: Each session will be recorded and the recording made available for one week. All times are Pacific Time.

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Cancellation Policy

Because class size is limited, refunds are not given unless we can fill your spot.

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