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Memoir 101: Writing Scenes

October 22, 2020 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows:

  • Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts.
  • Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts.
  • Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of the workshop between 5:15 pm and one hour before the workshop starts.

Member Price: $30
Deadline to Register: October 21, 5 pm
Instructor: Anais Salibian

In this class, you will learn the definition of a scene and the five narrative modes that go into building a story: description, action, dialog, inner thoughts, and reflection. Using Chapter Five of Judith Barrington’s Writing the Memoir, we’ll discuss when to use a scene and when to use summary or reflection, and practice writing a scene in class.

With a Master’s degree in English literature and a Certification in Secondary Education, Anais Salibian taught high school English and Drama for five years. She had been a massage therapist since 1981, using a mind/body modality that is particularly suited to help people overcome trauma and connect with their deeper selves. She has taught creative writing classes at Writers & Books since 1989 and has published creative nonfiction. In 2004, she received the Writers & Books Teacher of Adults Award for the Creation and Appreciation of Literature.

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October 22, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Virtual Classroom
NY United States
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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