Workshop: Write Who You Know

  • WORK Petaluma 10 4th Street Petaluma, CA, 94952 United States

How to Use Your Personal Life in Your Fiction Without Ruining Your Relationships

From the roman à clef to so-called “autobiographical fiction," authors are often tempted to use their own autobiographies in their work. As Anne Lamott writes, “If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” That said, what are the possible pitfalls, legal concerns, and the inevitable joys of pursuing your artistic truth despite friends, family and facts? Author Daedalus Howell leads fiction writers through a candid exploration of where their work and lives intersect and how best to tell their stories and not have to split town.

$10 at the door for Non WORK Members – help us keep the lights on and keep great programs coming your way! WORK Members FREE including Friends of WORK! (a special membership level for you regular attendees). Noon-1 PM in the WORK Library.  Feel free to bring a bag lunch.