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Memoir 101: The Inciting Incident (Class is Full!)

July 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Instructor: Lisa Ellison
$139 Members | $147 Nonmembers
Monday – Friday 7/30/18 – 8/3/18 | 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

For memoirists, there’s the story we want to tell and the reason we’re telling it. Vividly recording our first memories can help us understand our motivations and the universal truths we wish to capture. During this five-day class, you’ll learn the elements of storytelling (character development, setting, conflict, and writing effective dialogue) and how to use these elements to create memorable scenes that will help your reader learn not just what happened, but what it meant to you.

About the Instructor: Lisa Ellison, Ed.S. is an editor, instructor, and program manager at WriterHouse with a background in mindfulness and mental health. She has an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from James Madison University and is an experienced teacher and facilitator. Recipient of a 2015 VQR Conference scholarship for potential literary excellence, Lisa’s essays have been published or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Rumpus, Streetlight, Gravel Literary Journal, and The Rusty Nail. Her short story “A Bit of Heaven” was the runner-up in the 2015 C-Ville Weekly Fiction Contest. To learn more, please visit her website: www.lisacooperellison.com

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July 30, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Lisa Ellison


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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