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How to Tell the Story of Your Life with Danielle Trussoni via Zoom

September 25, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free – $124.00

You have a personal story to tell. Now what? After you’ve made the decision to write about a personal experience, it can be difficult to know what form will best serve that story. Fiction, memoir, narrative essay – all of these forms are possibilities, and all have specific strengths and weaknesses that might support your narrative in different ways. The question is: What form is right for your story.

This workshop will be a space in which writers discuss their personal story, with the goal of finding or perfecting the formal expression of that story. We will discuss the questions writers face when writing about family, friendships, or another experience taken from real life. We will discuss literary forms such as memoir, literary essay, the short story, and the novel with the goal of helping writers choose the perfect genre. We will read and discuss written work, and experiment with alternative ways of writing and framing stories, in an open and constructive environment. Our aim is to get our stories off the ground and going in the right direction, whatever genre suits them.

This class is capped at 15 and will be taught on Zoom. You will receive the link as soon as you register for class and in a reminder email the day before class. It will be sent to the email address you use to register. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive it within five minutes and email [email protected] with any questions.

Danielle Trussoni is the New York Times, USA Today and Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of the supernatural thrillers ANGELOLOGY and ANGELOPOLIS. She currently writes the Horror column for the New York Times Book Review and has recently served as a jurist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Trussoni holds an MFA in Fiction from the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she won the Michener-Copernicus Society of America award. Her books have been translated into over 30 languages. She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her family and her pug Fly.

Scholarships are available for this course. For more information on how to apply (fall applications are due August 15, 2021) visit our Scholarships page. 


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September 25, 2021
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124.00
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States