Transforming Autobiography into Fiction

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Tuesdays, June 4 – 11

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Led by Enid Powell

Memoir and fiction writers draw on the same sources for inspiration: experience, observation, and point of view. They use their skills to express private visions in a universal art form. Through a series of writing exercises, participants will re-create their experiences, re-examine their points of view, and use fiction techniques to expand their discoveries into finished work. Everyone will have a chance to read work aloud and gain helpful feedback in a supportive atmosphere. Writers of all levels are welcome.

Enid Powell has led writing workshops for the past twenty years and has published fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, poetry, and a book of short stories. She holds an M.A. in English with a creative writing specialty from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Materials List
No materials required.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Two sessions, $90
The registration deadline has passed. To register with a $20 late fee, please call (312) 255-3700.