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How to Tell the Story of Your Life with Danielle Trussoni via Zoom
September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree – $124
NB: This class will take place via Zoom.
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.
Please note: Two person of color scholarships and one need-based scholarship are given on a first come, first served basis to writers living within the US. 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. Please refer to our Scholarships page before registering for Person of Color Scholarship or Need Based Scholarship. Thank you.
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 writers 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.