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Kick-Starting Your Memoir with Draper Lecturer John Evans

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
What’s the difference between a memoir and an autobiography? When should I write either and how do I get started? This writing-intensive session will introduce a 1,600-year-old genre that is older than the novel and more widely read than the poem. Come prepared to put some memories down on the page and have fun doing it.
 
John Evans, the Phyllis Draper Lecturer of Creative Nonfiction. Evans wrote three books: Should I Still Wish: A Memoir, Young Widower: A Memoir, and The Consolations: Poems. His books have won prizes including the Peace Corps Writers Book Prize, a ForeWord Reviews Book Prize, the River Teeth Book Prize, and the Trio Award. He is previously a Jones Lecturer and a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford.
 
Admission for Classes Without Quizzes and Tours is included in the daily and all-access passes.They are all first-come, first-served, please arrive early to guarantee a spot.Capacity: 250