8-Week: Advanced Memoir and Narrative Nonfiction


A workshop for advanced writers interested in working on first-person essays and memoir. This workshop will focus on such topics as dramatic tension, narrative arc, character development, scene building, and retrospection. Through discussion, exercises, occasional readings, and critiques, the class will help you continue to develop your voice—and the story you need to tell.

Prerequisites: Intermediate/Advanced Personal Essay Workshop or permission of the instructor. To gain permission from the instructor, please send a brief (5-10 page) writing sample to info@lighthousewriters.org

Required Text:*

Autobiography of a Face, by Lucy Grealy

*Copies of this book are available to Lighthouse students at a 10% discount at the Tattered Cover on Colfax. Simply tell a Tattered Cover employee you are enrolled in a course at Lighthouse and they will direct you to where the books are shelved.  

Upcoming Sessions:
  • Spring 2017
    Instructor: John Cotter, MA
    Starts: 03/30/2017
    Time(s): 6:30 to 8:30 PM

    Cost: $310.00 members / $340.00 non-members
    Location: RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) - Lighthouse Writers Workshop
    1515 Race Street, Denver, CO 80206
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