We all have within us a wealth of stories waiting to be told. How do we give these stories shape and discover the deeper meaning beneath the surface of events? How do we elevate our personal stories to reveal larger truths? This course will teach techniques for transforming memories and family stories into compelling narratives. Participants will examine excerpts from published memoirs to understand the building blocks of the genre. They will learn pre-writing techniques to tap into a memories and practice methods of bringing stories to life through scene-building, characterization, sensory details, tension, and dialogue.
Instructor: Karen Barnstable