In order for memoir to reach a broad audience, the writer’s personal experience must be relatable to the reader. In this class, writers will look at their own experiences and dig deeper to find the kernels of truth that make personal stories memorable. I will share my basic framework for memoir, which I call the creative nonfiction pyramid, to help writers think about how to share not only their own memories but also to expose the universal on the page.
Class meets online via Zoom. A link to join the class will be sent within 24 hours of the session.
Class meets Tuesday, September 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Central Time
Class size: Minimum 5. Maximum 20.
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Teaching Artist: Anika Fajardo was born in Colombia and raised in Minnesota. She is the author of Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family, as well as several books for middle-grade readers including What If a Fish, which won a Minnesota Book Award, and Meet Me Halfway, both from Simon & Schuster. She lives with her family in Minneapolis, where she teaches memoir/creative nonfiction at Augsburg University’s MFA program.