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The Unique Art of Autofiction

July 30, 2022
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (one session)


This is a three-hour, one-day intensive discussion on the unique genre of autofiction. This course will provide insight into the many nuances of autofiction, or autobiographical fiction. This “genre” involves writing that is based on real life experiences, but also utilizes fictional literary devices, makingit  a very unique form. I will provide craft essays and novel excerpts to read ahead of time from contemporary autofiction writers like Ayah Akhtar, Brandon Taylor, Edouard Louis, Chris Kraus, and Ocean Vuong, which we will discuss as a group. During our time together, we will also explore writing in this form; although, this will not be a typical workshop format. Writers of all genres and experience levels are welcome.

Access Program
We want our writing classes and Delves to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class and Delve tuitions at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classes have at least one access spot available.

Please apply here for access rate tuition. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you have questions.


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The Unique Art of Autofiction
$ 75.00

Frances Badalamenti

Frances is the author of the novels, I Don't Blame You, published in 2019 and Salad Days,  published in 2021. Some of her shorter work can be found at The Believer MagazineBOMB Magazine, LongreadsVol.1 Brooklyn and elsewhere. She also teaches writing workshops and works individually as a counselor for writers. She lives in Portland with her husband and son.  
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