Spring 2019: When the Personal Turns Fictional : May


Spring 2019: When the Personal Turns Fictional : May


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May 6 – May 20, 2019
Mondays, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
All classes meet at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
Instructor: Laura Lampton Scott
For writers at all levels
Limited to 10 students

This class will look at ways to tell a story that is based on your life experiences. We’ll discuss and practice the moment when a story turns from truth into fiction. Participants will try strategies for developing fiction out of life experiences, including what to keep and what to let go. Plan to mine your experiences to begin at least two new stories, setting them loose into the realm of fiction.

Laura Lampton Scott’s work has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Tin House and the Guardian online, Electric Literature, Monkeybicycle, Okey-Panky, and No Tokens Journal. She has served as assistant and managing editor on books in the McSweeney’s Voice of Witness series, and she’s a MacDowell Colony fellow. Laura has taught fiction at the University of Montana, Literary Arts in Portland, and Hugo House in Seattle.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman. To apply, email Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at susan@literary-arts.org with your name, contact information. In addition, list three classes in order of preference, why you would like to request a scholarship, and if you have taken a Literary Arts class before. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability. Scholarship availability is confirmed 1-2 weeks before the class begins.

CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org for more information.