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Truth and Lies: Autobiographical Fiction and Fictional Autobiography with Lisa Zeidner

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Friday - Sunday 11:00 am EDT - 1:00 pm EDT July 9 to July 11, 2021

Online via Zoom

We will consider the differences between nonfiction and fiction when using material from life—expectations about voice, plot, and approaches to memory. We will look at examples from published fiction that address matters of voice and tone and talk about some of the ethical issues surrounding using material from life: appropriating others’ stories or changing details. For our final class, we will discuss excerpts from students’ own work.

Recommended Text: Who Says?: Mastering Point of View in Fiction by Lisa Zeidner


Levels: Introductory, Intermediate
Capacity: 20

This workshop will take place online via Zoom.

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    Lisa Zeidner

    Lisa Zeidner

    Lisa Zeidner is the author of five novels, most recently Love Bomb, and two books of poems. She is also a screenwriter. Her book Who Says?: Mastering Point of View in Fiction was just published. Her essays, reviews and stories have appeared in Salon, Slate, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. She teaches in the MFA program at Rutgers University-Camden