Hidden in Plain Sight:
Memoir/Personal Essay Workshop
Dates: 8 Wednesdays, January 15 - March 4
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Scarboro
While we wrack our brains for what to write about, our most compelling stories often lie close by, waiting to be discovered. How to we find these stories, and bring them to life on the page?
In this workshop we’ll sharpen our powers of observation, uncover stories we’ve overlooked, and dig into the mystery of stories we think we understand. We’ll read masterful essays and memoirs for inspiration and insight, exploring how writers play with structure, perspective and time.
We’ll have the chance to jump into new writing each week, and share our work informally as well as through workshop. Whether you’re just starting out or are halfway into your memoir, this class will help you explore unseen possibilities in the stories you most want to tell.
Elizabeth Scarboro is the author of the memoir My Foreign Cities, an Oprah Book of the Week, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2013, and winner of the 2014 Chautauqua Prize.
Her essays have appeared in many places including the New York Times and the Bellevue Literary Review. She is also the author of two middle-grade novels.
Liz splits her time between writing and working as a literacy coach in the Berkeley public schools.
More about Liz: www.elizabethscarboro.com