24PearlStreet Workshops and Events

Sandra Beasley Mapping Your Memoir from Start to Finish Non-Fiction January 13 to March 6, 2020 Number of Participants: 15 Price: $600 Format: 8 Week Asynchronous Workshop

What begins with “I have a story to tell” can soon feel unwieldy in terms of structuring a narrative, creating scenes, and adding factual depth. This class helps you create an action plan for getting your memoir written.

Week by week, we’ll discuss the key elements: where to begin and end, identifying core conflicts, developing characters, and incorporating research. We’ll look at inspiring exemplars from successful memoirs. Participants can submit a substantive portion of a book-in-progress for feedback; in addition, our last week will produce an annotated outline to ensure forward momentum. Start off 2020 by getting serious about your book with this fun, immersive workshop.

*Timing accommodations will be made for participants attending the March 2020 AWP Conference in San Antonio, Texas.


Sandra Beasley is the author of Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a disability memoir. Her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Virginia Quarterly Review, Creative Nonfiction, LitHub, and A Harp in the Stars: An Anthology of Lyric Essays. She is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Made to Explode, which won the Housatonic Book Award, and she edited Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance. Honors include the Munster Literature Centre’s John Montague Fellowship, an NEA fellowship, and six DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities fellowships.





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