The Art of Autobiographical Writing

  • Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR101219JB
  • 12


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This generative class is perfect for anyone who wishes to study the craft of writing-from-life. Students will learn basic skills used to create literary nonfiction, as well as the craft fundamentals used: tension, chronology, vivid description, pacing, and point-of-view. 

Whether you’re writing a full memoir, a personal essay, or have never written before, this class is for you. Throughout the session, students can expect a combination of lectures, in-class writing exercises, short reading activities, and informal discussion.

All levels welcome.

Bring to class:  An excerpt of an autobiographical work-in-progress and/or an object that has sentimental value.

Instructor Bio:
Janee Baugher is the author of Coördinates of Yes (Ahadada Books) and The Body’s Physics (Tebot Bach), and she holds an MFA from Eastern Washington University. Her creative writing has been published in over 100 literary journals, including Tin House, The Southern Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry, Boulevard, Nano Fiction, and The Writer’s Chronicle. Since 1999 Baugher has taught creative writing in primary and secondary schools, at arts camps and libraries, and at colleges and universities. Additionally, she’s held editorial positions at several journals, including Willow Springs, Switched-on Gutenberg, and StringTown, and she’s currently a poetry reader for Boulevard. To learn more about Janee Baugher see:

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