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From “fake news” to reality television, we live in an age where the truth is, perhaps, more hotly contested than ever. What is truth, what is fiction, and what lies in between? And how do those of us who want to tell our own true stories glean lessons from this time? This workshop will examine the problematic nature of telling the truth in creative nonfiction storytelling. Using the short personal essay as our primary medium, we will explore ways to faithfully and artfully recount our stories as honestly as we can, with the knowledge that truth is always blended with our memories, opinions, and perceptions. Students will receive exercises to spark new writing and generate new work. We will look at established and emerging authors (such as James Frey and Catherine Kapphahn), and take turns reading and constructively providing feedback for each other’s writing. The course aims to support students in generating new writing, with the goal of completing one short personal essay by the end of four weeks.

Class dates: April 18, 25; May 2, 9

Instructor: Doreen Wang

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April 18th, 2018 9:30 AM   through   11:30 AM
The Center
No. 25, Lane 290, Zhong Shan North Rd., Sec. 6
Phone: +886 (2) 28368134
Hobbies & Skills NT$ 2,400.00

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