Joyce Maynard—The Art of Authentic Memoir

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The Art of Authentic Memoir (and does a person still get invited to Thanksgiving dinner if she writes one?)

What is your story, and why should anybody care? How can a writer tell the truth without laying waste to the privacy of others? What is the difference between recounting the events of your life and locating the underlying arc of your story? When should a writer choose to fictionalize her experiences—and when should she or he opt for straight-out memoir? 

New York Times bestselling writer Joyce Maynard explores the tough questions facing a writer of personal narrative, both from her experience as the author of hundreds of personal essays as well as the memoir, At Home in the World. If you’re considering writing your personal tale, this is not to be missed. The seminar will conclude with a wine reception with the author.

[Instructor-recommended reading:  At Home in the World, by Joyce Maynard.] 

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