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Sunday, April 5 • 10:15am - 11:30am
9J: Yes, You Can Write That in Your Memoir: On Line-Crossing, Competing Memories, and Giving Yourself Permission FILLING

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Who has agency over our memories? When do we withhold writing our stories to satisfy and preserve our relationships? What about fact-checking, libel, and other legal tangles? These are thorny questions that the memoirist struggles with from the moment we begin to compose our stories. Even with the mildest of secrets, or living in this golden age of personal disclosure, we still contend with cultural contexts, honoring or ignoring the dead, family loyalty, and geographical considerations.

In this workshop, we will learn how other writers approached ‘telling’ on and about their families. We will talk through strategies that can work in your writing, so you leave with ideas to enrich your story without sacrificing your ownership of it.

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Daphne Santana-Strassmann

Memoir Writer
Daphne Santana Strassmann is a memoirist. Her work has appeared in Creative NonFiction, GrubWrites, Tex{t}Mex, and textbooks. She is a recent member of the Macondo Foundation.She writes about the intangible spaces between her Latino heritage and her American life. She focuses on personal... Read More →

Sunday April 5, 2020 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
Newbury Room - 4th Floor
  Block 9