Memoir 101: Writing Scenes
October 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm$35
We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. You’ll receive an email with a Zoom link to your workshop 5pm the day before the workshop.
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.