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.