The Truth About Memoir Workshop

May 17th, 2015, 12-5pm
WCCW: 2425 Glover Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90031

In intensive course, we aim to break down the fundamentals of writing and creating memoir through various exercises, discussions, and analysis of popular and relevant writing samples from an array of autobiographical styles, including essays, poetry, lists, prose, and more. While the first class will provide an overview, the following three classes will go further in-depth into the different formats of self-expression, culminating in the production of pieces in these styles in an effort to explore the parameters of how we as individuals approach memoir-writing. Each participant will leave with a small portfolio of writing in a notebook to take home and extend on their own, as well as a selection of helpful reference material.


Taylor Yates is editor-in-chief of Selfish as well as creative development director of DUM DUM Zine, both based in Los Angeles. An aspiring book designer, she can be found lurking around local presses, plotting her next adventure, or poring over her latest tarot spread.

Kelsey Nolan lives, writes, and slings books in Los Angeles. She received her Masters in Professional Writing from USC. Her favorite things include burritos, bottom-shelf wine, audio books, and tiny things.