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How To Write About Your Life: The Good, The Bad and the Family
October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HOW TO WRITE ABOUT YOUR LIFE:
The Good, The Bad & The Family
Saturday, October 14th from 1-4pm – $25
Ever keep a diary? Ever have the strange compulsion to allow the general public to read it? Then this is the class for you!
Learn the tips, tricks and tragedies of writing non-fiction memoir from published author Lucie Amundsen (Locally Laid, Penguin, 2016) and Andy Bennett (MFA student in the NYU Creative Writing department). They’ll teach you techniques for developing a daily journal habit you can actually keep, the trick for writing truth that’s as compelling as fiction, and how to interview someone without them filing a restraining order or going to get their gun.
Plus, they’ll share some of their reading lists, techniques for revision, and even give you a list of places that want to see your work (and maybe even publish it)!
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL: Every person who registers for the class will be given the chance to submit up to 1,000 words of creative nonfiction or memoir in advance to be workshopped by Lucie, Andy and your fellow students. Gain the insight that can help carry your work to the next level, given to you by people committed to being Minnesota nice.
It’s just $25 for this three-hour masterclass, but it’s limited to 8 people, so email [email protected] to reserve your spot today!
Lucie B. Amundsen is a writer, marketer and reluctant farmer. A former contributor to the Minneapolis Star Tribune and editor at Reader’s Digest Association, Lucie has written for scores of publications in her decade-plus freelance career. She’s also authored a narrative nonfiction, Locally Laid, about the family’s pratfall into agriculture, published by Penguin/Avery 2016.
Andy Bennett is a writer from Duluth, Minnesota. He’s the recipient of an ARAC/McKnight Artist Fellowship Grant, a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant and was a member of the Loft Literary Mentorship Series in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He’s currently earning his MFA in Creative Writing from NYU.
*Andy Bennett is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.