THURSDAYS, MAY 9 —JUNE 13 | Everyone has a story! But how do we mine the material of our lives to craft compelling narratives? In this class, we will practice in-class exercises aimed at accessing memory, creating moving, authentic characters through dialogue and physical detail, and shaping our tumble of memories into compelling, forward moving stories. We’ll discuss finding the balance between revealing and protecting family members and ownership of our material. We’ll workshop our stories and look at published authors writing in this genre. Suitable for beginners or any student wishing to focus on life material.
Audrey Ferber is a long-time teacher in the Bay Area. Her stories, essays and reviews have appeared in Lilith magazine, More magazine, the Cimarron Review, the AWP: Writer’s Chronicle, the San Francisco Chronicle, Fiction International, and elsewhere. She received her M.F.A. in writing from Mills College.
Number of sessions: 6
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dates: Thursdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6, 13
Course fee: $420