24PearlStreet Workshops

Michelle Tea MEMOIR THAT READS LIKE FICTION: Winter Non-Fiction January 7 to January 11, 2019 Tuition: $400 Class Size: 12 Format: 1 Week Asynchronous Workshop

In this intensive memoir workshop, you will learn techniques to create a memoir with a cinematic feel and the singular voice of an immersive novel. In addition to discussing style and craft, you will also touch on the personal concerns that inevitably arise when a writer takes on the telling of their own story. You will leave this class with the ideas and understanding to make your memoir come alive.

Memoirist, novelist and poet Michelle Tea will advise on the creation of a memoir that has the cinematic feel and the singular voice of an immersive novel. Learn techniques to distance yourself from your own experience, face down fears, slaughter sentimentality, engage in ruthless honesty and create a version of yourself that is both truthful and larger than life. In addition to style and craft we will touch on the personal concerns that inevitably arise when a writer takes on the telling of their own story. You will leave this class will a firmer understanding of what your memoir needs to come alive and how to make it happen.

Biography

Michelle Tea is the author or editor of over twenty books, ranging from memoir to poetry to fiction to children's lit, and more. Her most recent work is Knocking Myself Up: A Memoir of My In/Fertility. The follow-up to her popular Modern Tarot, Modern Magic, will be published October 2024. Tea is the founder of Sister Spit, creator of Drag Queen Story Hour, and publisher of DOPAMINE Books, and holds honors from Lambda Literary, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, PEN/America and the Guggenheim Foundation.

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