Turning Your Memories Into Fiction with Rachel Mann

    Monday, July 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM until Monday, August 9, 2021 at 1:00 PMEastern Daylight Time

    Instructor: Rachel Mann
    2 hour VIRTUAL sessions on Mondays
    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
    Workshop is limited to 15 registrants
    $470


    Course Description
    If you have memories, you have stories to tell. In this workshop, we will turn your memories into fiction. Why fiction, and not memoir? In fiction you can change the facts but still tell the truth, allowing your memories the air and space to go where they take you. 

    Using exercises and prompts to explore memories of places, people, and experiences that formed you, we will find the threads of the stories you've always wanted and needed to tell, and begin to weave those tales.  

    Looking at work by writers such as Jhumpa Lahiri and Lorrie Moore, we will investigate the relationship between fiction and lived experience. This course will offer opportunities to write, share, and receive feedback on new work. Writers will finish the course with a draft of one or more short stories, or the seeds of a novel. 

    Who Should Take This Class?
    Whether you’re a beginner writer or a seasoned writer, this class is for anyone who wants to open up to the freedom to use memories in fiction, and find entry points and access to how to use memories when writing. 

    Your Instructor
    Rachel Mann is the author of ON BLACKBERRY HILL, winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award for Young Adult Literature. The writer of award-winning fiction and plays, her work has been published and performed at Byte Showcase, Hemingway Shorts, The Forward, Kveller, Liars' League NYC, Manhattan Lit Crawl, and The Fish Anthology (UK). Rachel is a current MFA candidate and recipient of the Grace Paley Fellowship in Fiction at Sarah Lawrence College. She graduated from the Novel Studio course at City University London, as well as from Columbia (BA) and NYU (MA). She lives in NYC with her husband and three daughters.


     

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    Note: Details about Zoom links and any other information relevant to the workshop will be emailed to you the week before workshops begin. If you have questions about the registration process, please call us at 914-323-6170 or email writinginstitute@sarahlawrence.edu.

    Refund Policy: No refunds are given on one-day intensives, advanced classes, and yearlong classes where space is limited. 100% refund before 1st class (minus $50 administrative and registration fee), 50% refund after 1st class (minus $50 registration fee), no refunds after 2nd class for all other workshops. ALL cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing. Please contact writinginstitute@sarahlawrence.edu with questions or to submit a refund request.