Singular Lives / Universal Truths
making it matter
Sunday, January 10, 2021, 3 PM – 4:15 PM EST
The best memoirs speak for many and not just for the authorial one. The best memoirs, in other words, are universal. What do we mean by that word? How do we write a truly universal memoir? What pitfalls do we want to avoid when writing about the self? Excerpts from Casey Gerald, Brian Doyle, Judy Goldman, Charles D’Ambrosio, Susan Brind Morrow, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, and others will shine a light on this. Question cascades and exercises will help participants think more precisely about the possibilities embedded in their stories.