BARN Writer classes are designed to foster the art and craft of writing for participants at all levels. Along with classes that address specific genre and core elements of structure, we offer classes in professional development.

Our classes are offered at various times during the year. They fill up quickly and so we always encourage participants to sign up early.

We also strive to keep classes affordable. For those who need financial help with tuition, scholarships are available through the Jack Olsen Memorial Tuition Assistance Fund

October 22, 2016  |  10AM - 3PM

Crash Course in the Memoir

A Special Event with Clair Dederer, Author of Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses

BARN Writers is thrilled to offer a course on memoir taught by Claire Dederer. UW writing instructor Theo Pauline Nestor said of Claire, "She inevitably gets the class worked into a froth with her smartypants talk about writing."

Despite her fearless style, Claire knows writing your life story can feel overwhelming: How do you know what to put in and what to leave out? And yet at the same time, sometimes our stories feel too small, too ordinary. 

Plan now to join Bainbridge Islander and New York Times bestselling memoirist Claire Dederer in a special one-day seminar on how to shape the material of your life into a readable memoir. We'll do in-class exercises designed to help you find and hone your story by the day's end. All levels welcome!

Attendance is limited to 20. To register, visit here.

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