Writing Your Life: A Creative Nonfiction Workshop with Allison Grace Myers


8-week Creative Nonfiction Workshop — 12 students

Time & Date:
Tuesdays, 6:00 — 8:30 pm
July 7th — August 25th

Austin Bat Cave
1210 Rosewood Ave. (map)

Member Price: $300.00*

A limited number of spots in each workshop are reserved for a special scholarship rate. Apply for a scholarship here, and for more information on payment plans, please email emily@austinbatcave.org.

Life doesn’t fit the shape of a traditional story—it is fragmented and unruly, filled with random passions and disjointed plotlines. How can we shape these fragments of our own experience into a compelling and satisfying narrative?

In this 8-week workshop, we will learn about many diverse forms of creative nonfiction, including lyric essays, braided essays, personal memoir, and more. We will analyze short works of contemporary creative nonfiction as models, as we explore how to tell our own stories—and the stories of the world around us—in ways that are surprising, honest, thought-provoking, and bold. 

Each student will have the opportunity to submit at least one piece of creative nonfiction for workshop, to receive thoughtful and constructive feedback from both the instructor and fellow participants. In addition to sharing and discussing one another’s work, we will also discuss the craft of creative nonfiction and strategies for getting your work published.

*applies to Literary Superstar Membership Level only

This class is open to writers at all levels, including writers who have not perviously participated in a workshop.

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About the Instructor:

Allison Grace Myers received her MFA from Texas State University, where she held the 2014 – 2017 W. Morgan & Lou Claire Rose Fellowship. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines including Crazyhorse, Texas Review, Image Journal, and Gulf Coast. She is also the winner of the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction, and her essay “Perfume Poured Out” was listed as a Notable Essay in the 2017 Best American Essays.

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