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Writing the Fictionalized Memoir

All Levels | Are you struggling to tell your personal story in a dramatic and entertaining way—or fully understand what the book-worthy story truly is? One way to explore all the storytelling possibilities around real-life events is to infuse them with fiction. We’ll discuss strategies for combining fiction and memoir in ways that are meaningful to the theme of the book, expand the plot, and deepen characters. We’ll also complete and share scene-building exercises and discuss structural elements for this exciting hybrid.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

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If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Jennifer Haupt

Class Type: 4 Sessions


Start Date: 06/15/2021

No Class On: 6/29/2021

End Date: 07/13/2021

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Jennifer Haupt

Jennifer Haupt's essays have been published in O, The Oprah Magazine, The Rumpus, Spirituality & Health, The Sun and elsewhere. Her debut novel, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills, was published in April 2018, and she is currently working on an autobiographical novel that takes place in Haiti. She teaches at workshops around the country.

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