Friday, March 25, 10 – 11:15 AM
WRITING PERSONAL NONFICTION ABOUT WHAT HURTS
Esmé Weijun Wang leads this session for nonfiction writers, during which we will take a look at writing nonfiction, including personal essays and memoir, about painful subjects. Questions that we will address include: How do we prepare to write about trauma while doing minimal harm to ourselves? How do we know whether it’s really time to write about something painful? What about the other people that are involved in the things that we want to write about? And how do we keep ourselves from making our nonfiction into a self-absorbed journal entry, as opposed to literature?
The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal Street, $25 or VIP Pass