Description of Class
One night. One author. One focused study of the craft.
We’re pleased to welcome journalist and author Natalie Y. Moore to the studio for this single-session master class on personal narrative and historical context. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to study with a master for an evening of close reading and in-depth discussion.
Often times, writing from a point of personal experience can be hard to craft into a creative nonfiction piece of writing that accurately depicts the history and context of the situation as well. Both first-hand experience and the historical context of a situation are important to a place and to an event.
Journalist and author Natalie Y. Moore will teach a Master Class on weaving personal narrative into nonfiction writing that deals with historical context.
A writer’s personal experience can help better tell a story that has larger implications around history and policy. This can apply for memoirs, essays, and other creative nonfiction. Personal stories are rooted in place. The class will talk strategies about research, interviews, family mementos, and archives. Personal stories connect to a larger history.
There will be a reading of chapter one of Natalie’s book The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, and then a discussion and a writing exercise based on a memory.Top