Bill Stephenson: Are You Writing a Novel or a Memoir?
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
From February 17, 2018 to February 18, 2018

February 17 & 18, 2018, 9:00AM – 4:00PM. Bill Stephenson: Memoir vs. Novel – Which Are You Really Writing and Why It Matters. Are You Writing a Novel or a Memoir? Many writers draw heavily on their own experiences. Those who try to honestly recreate the truth of what happened and how it influenced them wear t-shirts saying, “Life took me by surprise.” Those who turn life into novels wear another one: “I make stuff up.” Which shirt are you wearing now? And is it possible to wear two? We’ll explore how to create and control the different demands and expectations of both genres. The workshop will start with spontaneous writing from prompts. Bring pen and paper (or iPad). A Lowe House Project artist in residency program in Old Town Tubac. For more information, fees, and registration contact Bill Stephenson at Livewritewordsworkshops@gmail.com or 828-557-2527.