Fall Craft Intensive: Tope Folarin


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Rendering Your Life On The Page with Tope Folarin
Friday, December 16
12 PM – 3 PM PST/ 3 PM – 6 PM EST

In this craft intensive, we will examine the challenges and joys of autobiographical writing, and the ethics of including your family in your work. We will read passages from autobiographical novels featuring the authors’ family members, discuss methods of transforming memory into art, and conclude with a writing exercise.

BIO: Tope Folarin is a Nigerian-American writer based in Washington DC. He serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Studies and the Lannan Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at Georgetown University. He is the recipient of the Caine Prize for African Writing, the Whiting Award for Fiction, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His debut novel, A Particular Kind of Black Man, was published by Simon & Schuster.