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Enroll in our writing workshops today! Enjoy these noncredit creative writing classes in multiple topics. Workshops are open to adults of any age or education level and take place in hybrid or online formats.
Writing Hard Stories in Memoir
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 7, 12 a.m.
Life’s challenging experiences – grief, illness, trauma, loss of all kinds – are often the subject in memoir and nonfiction. Accessing these stories and bringing them to the page poses challenges emotionally and creatively.
In this five-week workshop, we will learn techniques for telling our hard stories. Self-care for writers dealing with sensitive material also will be covered.
Vicki Mayk is a journalist and nonfiction writer whose writing has appeared in Hippocampus, Literary Mama, the Manifest-Station, and the anthology Air. Her book, Growing Up On the Gridiron: Football, Friendship, and the Tragic Life of Owen Thomas, was published by Beacon Press. She teaches nonfiction writing workshops and has helped writers tell their hard stories in a hospice bereavement program and in her Write to Heal workshops.