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Memoir Workshop

August 28, 2021 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Member Price: $65
1 Session, 2.5 hours
Deadline to Register: August 27, 5 pm
Instructor: Stephen Kuusisto
Scholarships Available


Tom Wolfe once described the basic elements of creative nonfiction as being just like fiction. It relies on scene-by-scene construction, memorable details,dialogue, and stream of consciousness. In this online workshop we’ll look at scenes from noteworthy memoirs, then try our own hands at writing a brief, compelling scene.  


Recommended Reading:
A Dublin Memoir, by John Banville
Raising a Rare Girl, by Heather Lanier
The History of My Shoes and The Evolution of Darwin’s Theory, by Kenny Fries 


Stephen Kuusisto directs The Burton Blatt Institute’s Programs in disability at Syracuse University, where he holds a University Professorship. He is the author of the memoirs Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey; Planet of the Blind, a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”; and Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening; and of the poetry collections Only Bread, Only Light, Letters to Borges, and Old Horse, What Is To Be Done?


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.

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August 28, 2021
10:00 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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