Three Saturdays: August 15, 22 & 29 • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST • $265 • Hosted via Zoom
Please note: This Memoir Intensive will be hosted on Zoom and will take place on three Saturday mornings, August 15, 22 & 29, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The first meeting on August 15 will start at 9:30 am to allow time for participants to become familiar with elements of the Zoom format that will be used during class. Limited class size.
Please note: This class is currently at capacity. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email email@example.com
"I find that scene making is my natural way of marking the past.”
We come to memoir because we have a life story to tell. But how do we write about our lives in a way that will engage a reader? Scene is the building block of narrative; it brings the reader into the moment-to-moment experience of what’s happening. When we write scene, we re-enter life experience with newfound curiosity and all of our senses. The story becomes a living, breathing thing.
This 3-week Intensive will offer a deep dive into the craft of writing scene in memoir. Topics include:
- Flow of scene and exposition
- Habitual scene vs. specific scene
- Writing time and place
- Effective use of dialogue
Workshop format includes readings, discussion, writing exercises, and supportive feedback and critique. Writers will have the opportunity to work on scenes at home and share them in class.
Connie Josefs is a writer, teacher, editor and memoir coach. She has led workshops in fiction and creative non-fiction writing for 28 years, and has taught at the University of New Mexico, The Taos Writers Conference, Southwest Writers, and Santa Monica College, where she was founding editor of the literary journal, E-33: Writings from Emeritus. She holds an MFA in fiction from Antioch University Los Angeles and has worked as a writer and story analyst for film and television. More at conniejosefs.com.
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