You know your story. It’s about you, after all. But how do you make your tale so engaging that it pulls the reader in page after page? In this seven-week online memoir writing workshop, successful memoirist Royal Young takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making the truth more compelling than fiction. Through in-class lectures and writing exercises, you’ll explore the essential ingredients of memoir: voice, story structure, character, and conflict, and take writing “what you know” to the next level. You’ll also learn how to write personal stories and find the through-line of your book as a whole. If you like, you can even bring in up to 1200 words of your memoir for targeted feedback every other session! By the end of the class, you’ll have crafted several chapters of your memoir and made them so intriguing, agents will return your calls! Experienced and beginning writers welcome.
Instructor: Royal Young
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov 5, 12, Dec 3 (7 Sun. afternoons)
12:00-2:00 p.m. PST
Royal Young is a writer and artist born and bred in New York’s Lower East Side. Young is author of the memoir FAME SHARK. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York Post, Interview Magazine, The Rumpus, BOMB Magazine and The Forward, among others. He...Read More »
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