Saturday, June 20 • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm • $30
Please note: This class has been postponed due to concerns for the health and well-being of our community. We will announce a new date once the class has been rescheduled. If you have already enrolled, we will be reaching out to you with further details.
Have you been thinking about recording your life story? Have ideas for a memoir been bumping around your brain? Now is your chance to get these ideas on paper with the guidance of best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims. Julie’s memoir, Real American, is critically acclaimed and has been described as beautiful, necessary, brave, insightful and more.
After the masterclass, you’ll leave with your own copy of Lit Starts: Writing Memoir, a book of writing prompts produced by the writer’s grotto (of which Julie is a member). Writing memoir offers pointers for crafting a compelling narrative from your own experiences, along with prompts and spaces to write so that the writing can continue long after the course gets you started.
Julie Lythcott-Haims roots for humans. Humans need agency in order to make their way forward; Julie is deeply interested in what impedes us. She is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult, an anti-helicopter parenting manifesto which gave rise to one of the top TED Talks of 2016, and now has over 4 million views. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience with racism and her journey toward self-acceptance. A third book called How to BE an Adult, for young adults, is forthcoming. She is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, and she holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of over thirty years, her mother, and her itinerant young adults.