New Class!

Shaping Family History Into Compelling Stories

$65.00
Members
$75.00
Non-members
Thursday, April 26th, 6:00pm-9:00pm
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: For Everyone
12 seats max

Do you have family stories in your head, a few trinkets you inherited, or a box of old family photographs, letters or family documents with which you always wanted to “do something?” This workshop will explore different approaches to creating compelling stories from family history. We will study how artifacts such as letters and official documents can be used to develop a narrative, discuss different research methods, and look closely at how source material is transformed into a story. We will also practice writing short scenes and examine literary devices and structure to help shape our stories. Participants are welcome to bring artifacts and projects in progress.

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Instructor

Annette Gendler
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Great for Newbies"
  • "Supportive Environment"

Elements

  • Writing Homework
  • Class Discussion
  • Workshop
  • Instructor Feedback
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons
  • Generate New Work

Genre

  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Literary Journalism

Commitment Level

Low

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