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Telling the Truth Through Fiction: An Online Writing Workshop

November 6, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Sometimes it can be easier to tell the truth about people and social groups in fiction than in memoir.

As I wrote in a recent essay, when we “shift purposefully from memoir to fiction, we not only do no harm to the still-living people who inhabit our memories, but we also ignite the process of transforming the coal of true but painful stories into diamonds that can shine a bright light for ourselves, and for others.”

In this 2-hour online workshop, come see how to transform a true story from your life into fiction. We’ll share and discuss the pros and cons of both forms, and consider whether it might be the case that you can be truer in fiction than in memoir.

From 1 – 3 pm Eastern time, online.

Register here.