Advanced Weekend Nonfiction Intensive: How to Tell the Truth with Lacy M. Johnson

$525.00 Members
$585.00 Non-members

The best memoirs and personal essays don’t simply relate the events of a writer’s life from start to finish, but instead dramatize a journey of the mind, using a writer’s personal experience as a lens through which to bring some aspect of human experience into focus. But memory is a shifting and unreliable thing, and the stories we tell ourselves about who we are and the lives we’ve lived often deviate from corroborating evidence. In this intensive we’ll tackle this ethical and creative challenge, as well as the challenges of navigating other people’s memories (which may differ in important ways from our own), and how to overcome the fear many of us encounter when we commit to telling the truth.  Accepted participants will submit complete essays or excerpts from longer works of up to 4,000 words by noon (MST) on May 15.

Applications for Lit Fest advanced workshops close on March 14 and can be found here. Learn more about Lit Fest Advanced Workshops here. Accepted writers will be given the password to register for the workshop in late March.

Instructor: Lacy M. Johnson Learn More


Jun 13, 2020 8:30am - 12:30pmJun 14, 2020 8:30am - 12:30pm