ONLINE Tell Your Story: Write Compelling Memoir
5 Weeks | Wednesdays | 1-3PM MT | Begins May 22, 2024
Instructor: Sage Tyrtle
MEMBER PRICE: $180.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $240.00
I’ve been telling true stories on stage for ten years, all over the world. I’ve taught workshops in India and spun tales in New York City. Won story slams, been on the radio, even on television. And when stages vanished in March of 2020 my life came to a screeching halt. I decided to pursue a life-long dream of becoming a published writer. And it’s been going extremely well.
Anyway. What does any of that have to do with memoir? This:
I’ve been telling my own stories for a long time. I’m good at it. And I know what ingredients make memoir meaningful.
The memoirs you read are inspiring, heartbreaking, they can even change lives. But how do you write your own?
How do you engage the reader’s emotions? Which of your stories are the most effective, and why are those the best? How do you structure your story? What’s the difference between scenic and narrative writing? How do you make sure every single word counts? When is a memoir story over?
Join acclaimed storyteller Sage Tyrtle and unlock the secrets of memoir writing, choosing a story from your own life and working on it for five weeks.
What Participants Will Take Away
* Content, structure, details, scenes, for a short story memoir.
* Ingredients that make up a powerful personal story.
* Ways to avoid common memoir mistakes.
Suitable for all levels.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Sage Tyrtle's work is available in New Delta Review, The Offing, Lunch Ticket, and Apex among others. She is the author of the novella The King of Elkport. Her words have been featured on NPR, CBC, and PBS and she's been nominated for Pushcart and Best American Short Stories. Read more at www.tyrtle.com.