Editors’ Blog

Call for Admission: Stephen Elliott’s “Writing From Experience” Class

Monday, July 27th, 2009

By Larry Smith

Attention fiction writers, memoirists, memoirists-in-progress, and memoirists-to-be: Stephen Elliott is teaching the class you want to take, “Writing From Experience.” The three-hour class takes place in NYC on Monday, August 3, 6pm. For more details and to RSVP, check out the Facebook page. Not on Facebook? Reserve your spot here.

Elliott, a longtime friend of SMITH, is editor of the online arts and culture magazine, The Rumpus, and author of seven books including the forthcoming true-crime memoir, The Adderall Diaries (out this fall, look for a Q&A with Elliott and excerpt from the book on SMITH in September). An excerpt from the class description offers: “We will talk about writing from experience in fiction and nonfiction, and how to use our lives as jumping off points and framing devices for the stories we tell about ourselves and others. We will also talk about the dangers of writing from experience and overcoming the blocks set in place (often unnecessarily) by our fears of exposure.”

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