Paul Lisicky’s Non-fiction Workshop


Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction Workshop

with generative exercises and ideas to keep you going.

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2024
Includes lunch.

10 in stock


On Urgency: A Memoir and Creative Nonfiction Workshop

What does it mean to write memoir and creative nonfiction in 2024? How to write out of our personal urgency while also asking questions about community, care, justice, survival, and power—all that is wrong with the world and all we’d like to make better? How does it feel to be alive right now? We’ll think about those questions alongside all the matters of craft: voice, structure, aboutness, sonics, description, polarity, openings, closings. We’ll look at at least four short examples of outside work, which we’ll use as the basis for in-class prompts. Along the way we’ll work hard, look after each other, and make sure that gravity and joy share the same space.