One of the most difficult parts of memoir writing is shaping a real experience into a compelling story. As writers, we have an array of useful tools at our fingertips. We have dialogue. We have description. We can develop vivid characters, and we can experiment with form and structure. But how do we use those elements to tell a story that grips our readers? Not only will this course help you refine the "building blocks" of memoir writing, it will also teach you to transform a "true" experience into a page-turner.
This class takes place remotely online via Zoom.
Eliese Colette Goldbach received an MFA in nonfiction from the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts Program. Her writing has appeared in Ploughshares, Western Humanities Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Best American Essays 2017. Her first memoir, Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit, was published in March 2020 by Flatiron Books.