The Center for Literature and Theatre at MDC presentsMemoir 101 with MJ Fievre
Monday, 02/24/2014 – 04/14/2014 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd avenue,
miami, Florida 33132
This workshop will help writers develop specific skills to tell their personal stories with a crafted sensibility. Participants will learn to focus their narrative voice, find a storyâ€™s arc, and use scene, characterization, and dialogue to organize the raw material of their lives. Work written during the workshop will be discussed in a non-judgmental environment designed to support each otherâ€™s individual skills. Weâ€™ll explore the differences between autobiography and memoir and address the idea of self-disclosure. Weâ€™ll also discuss the â€œgray areasâ€ of nonfiction, including the tension between emotional and factual truth, and ideas about truth telling for memoirists. All levels welcome.