From July 7-11
Telling True Stories will take place during an intensive five-day course in writing non-fiction narrative based on personal experience. A daily three-hour discussion class will be at the core of this program. Participants will produce a 10-15 page narrative by the last class.
Class would be seminar style in which everybody would be expected to have read the work of other students and be ready to discuss it. The remaining four classes would be devoted to separate aspects of the story they want to tell — time and place; characters; scenes in the narrative, culminating in the form of the whole.Each participant will be required to write a 3-5 piece on the narrative elements assigned for Tuesday, Wed and Thursday; and then fashion these elements into a rough whole, 10-15 pages, for the final day, Friday 11 July.