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in person at 297 Page Street
Sunday, May 15
2 pm - 5 pm
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Writing a memoir can be more challenging than writing a novel. Sifting through the events of your life to find the ones that will best tell your story. Deciding what to put in and what to leave out. Finding the right narrative through line.

In this 3-hour workshop, we'll look at all the tricks of turning your life into a compelling story--focusing on how to find the right structure, how to handle chronology, and when to reveal what you knew when.

We'll also spend some time talking about craft, and why the very best memoirs read like novels. 

Like all Page Street classes, this workshop is limited to 12 participants.

this class is now sold out.
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instructor bio

Janis Cooke Newman is the author of 'the memoir, The Russian Word for Snow,' which has been continuously in print since 2001.

She is also the author of two novels, 'Mary; Mrs. A. Lincoln,' which was an LA Time Book Prize Finalist and USA Today's Historical Novel of the Year, and 'A Master Plan for Rescue,' which was named an SF Chronilce Best Book of the Year.

She is the founder of Lit Camp, as well as Creative Caffeined Daily, an online community of writers.

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