Instructor: Brendan Wolfe
$189 Members | $210 Nonmembers
Wednesdays, 1/17/24 – 3/6/24 | 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
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Are you working on a memoir project? Whether you’re writing a single, book-length narrative or a collection of essays, this class will help make it sing. We’ll read published authors, do a few writing exercises, and talk about genre, voice, story construction, research, and truth and accuracy. We’ll discuss what it takes to be a good reader and why that matters. And, of course, we’ll workshop our own writing.
Brendan Wolfe is a professional genealogist and the author of three books, including Finding Bix: The Life and Afterlife of a Jazz Legend, about a journey the New York Times kindly noted was “well worth reading about.” His personal essays and reviews have been published in Colorado Review, The Morning News, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Mud Season Review, among others. For twelve years Wolfe edited Encyclopedia Virginia, and has written numerous historical essays, including “History Writ Aright” and “The Train at Wood’s Crossing,” the latter of which was honored by Bunk magazine as the best historical narrative of 2019. It will be included in an anthology of essays about lynching forthcoming from the University of Virginia Press. Wolfe lives in Charlottesville with his daughter, Beatrix.
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