November 14, 2019

Educated 4-week class


Why Tara Westover’s EDUCATED Is an Education in Memoir Writing and Staying True to Story

Class dates: September 17, September 24, October 1, October 8
Classes are one hour long and we record all sessions so that you can watch the recordings if you have to miss a class.




It’s the rare memoir that comes along and captures national attention with such intensity. Tara Westover’s Educated, published earlier this year to rave reviews, is the story of a girl born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho.

Educated is the newest coming-of-age memoir to land on the best-seller list, proving once again the appetite for stories about lives on the margins.

Class 1 (September 17). The Power of Place: How to Transport Your Reader to Another Time and Place

Class 2 (September 24). Imagined Scenes and Speculation: How to Write What You Didn’t Witness or Don’t Remember

Class 3 (October 1). The Evolution of Characters: How to Make Readers Feel Invested in Your Story and Characters by Showing How People Change, Grow, and Decline

Class 4 (October 8). Time! A Deep Dive into Where to Position Yourself in Time—Where You Are Now, Where You Were Then, and Tracking Where Your Reader Is in Relation to Where They’ve Been