For the third year, I will be teaching Telling True Stories at the Loft in downtown Minneapolis this summer. This six-week class focuses on how we tell true stories--where do we get ideas? what norms should we follow? what inspires us? what ethical dilemmas do we face?
I am grateful to my past students for the insights and elegance they have shown . Telling true stories can be scary and opens up the writer to vulnerabilities, and I'm always impressed by the level of honesty and support in the classroom. Plus, we laugh a lot.
Using sample of fabulous creative nonfiction from a variety of authors, we will write to prompts, share our writing, and support one other on our journeys. It's a great class that can really catapult a motivated writer.