Weekend Intensive: Shame in Your Writing

$205.00 Members
$230.00 Non-members

We don't get to be human without feeling shame, and fiction or memoir that does not consciously engage with shame will not ring true. As memoirists and fiction writers, we need to depict speakers and characters in uncomfortable situations. They need to risk being unlikable. When a reader reads about a character doing something the reader is ashamed of, it galvanizes their attention in part because it has the power to set them free. In this class, you'll learn how to channel, steer, and manage shame so that shame does not channel, steer, and manage your writing process. Be prepared to write and share (not mandatory) in a safe, supportive setting. 

Before the start of class, please read "Crazy They Call Me" by Zadie Smith and "My Year of Writing Anonymously" by Stacey D'Erasmo (suggested but not mandatory). 

Suggested Text:*

We Were Witches, by Ariel Gore

*Copies of this book are available to Lighthouse students at a 10% discount at the Tattered Cover on Colfax. Simply tell a Tattered Cover employee you are enrolled in a course at Lighthouse and they will direct you to where the books are shelved. 

Instructor: Candace Walsh Learn More


May 04, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pmMay 05, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm