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The Lyric Memoir with Marco Wilkinson via Zoom

October 3, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free – $124
How can we narrate our lives faithfully while innovating at the level of language and structure, considering truth as something that goes beyond facts and includes imagination? In this workshop students will come to the class having written a short piece about a potent moment in their lives, a moment that “sticks,” and in the workshop we will explore various techniques for how to get at different truths of the experience using lyric prose.
We will begin with a discussion of what might constitute the “lyric essay” (touching on the thorniness of non-fiction v. imagination). Then we will work through various examples of memoir pieces that explore the lyric mode, using each one as a model for revising and reimagining how to narrate the truths at the heart of the piece that students brought with them to class. We will close by asking what each version of their memories the students have written offers to the writer and the reader.
Marco Wilkinson is a visiting assistant professor of creative nonfiction at James Madison University and a visiting faculty member of the Antioch University Creative Writing MFA program. His work has appeared in Kenyon Review, Seneca Review, DIAGRAM, Bennington Review, Terrain, and elsewhere. His lyric memoir, Madder, will be published by Coffee House Press in 2021.
Please note: The Altman POC Scholarships are free and given on a first come, first served basis. Please notify us right away if your plans change and you cannot attend the class. We will then reopen the slot so another student may register. Thank you in advance for this consideration.


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October 3, 2020
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States