Transforming Autobiography into Fiction | Newberry

Transforming Autobiography into Fiction

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Memoir and fiction writers draw on the same sources for inspiration: experience, observation, and point of view. They use their skills to express private visions in a universal art form. Through a series of writing exercises, participants will re-create their experiences, re-examine their points of view, and use fiction techniques to expand their discoveries into finished work. Participants will have a chance to read work aloud and gain helpful feedback in a supportive atmosphere. Writers of all levels are welcome.

Enid Powell has led numerous writing workshops in the Chicago area over the past twenty years and has published creative non-fiction, personal essays, poetry, and fiction, including a recent book of short stories, To Tell You the Truth… and Other Fictions. She holds an M.A. in English with a Creative Writing specialty from the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Two sessions, $90.
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