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Literary Conference – Memoir Master Class

April 28 @ EST 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

$15.00 – $20.00

Memoir Master Class: The Speculative in Nonfiction

Speculation is so much a part of the truth of our lives that it seems natural we would use it as a tool to fill in the holes of memory, time, and space—even for nonfiction—an art form cemented in the truth. But, what, exactly, does it mean to tell the truth? And is speculation at odds with that telling? In this class, we’ll consider those questions. We’ll look at speculation as a tool for nonfiction writers to fill in those narrative gaps. We’ll read what other authors have done, and in writing exercises, we’ll speculate on our own stories. 

Angelique Stevens’ writing has been published in Best American Essays two years in a row: 2022, edited by Alexander Chee, and 2023, edited by Vivian Gornick. Her essay “Ghost Bread” won the Prism International Creative Nonfiction Contest, judged by Chee. Additional honors include an alumni fellowship from Bennington College’s MFA Program; fellowships from Bread Loaf, Tin House, Sewanee, and Kenyon Review Writers Workshops; a fellowship to the inaugural cohort of the Periplus Collective; and a teaching fellowship to the Lighthouse Book Project. She is currently at work on two books, an essay collection from both sides of the poverty line about race, poverty, and inequity in America, and a memoir about grief and her sister’s suicide overdose

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Best American Essays, 2022

General public: $20 | Scholarships available
Seniors, Students and Writers & Books members: $15


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Literary Conference - Memoir Master Class
$ 20.00
Literary Conference - Memoir Master Class (Seniors & Students)
$ 15.00


April 28
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
$15.00 – $20.00
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Rochester, NY 14607 United States
(585) 473-2590


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