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How to Tell the Truth: Finding the Right Emotional Distance for Your Work and Your Comfort

  • Wednesday, December 06, 2023
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • via Zoom


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How to Tell the Truth:

Finding the Right Emotional Distance for Your Work and Your Comfort ($79/$99)

Memoir writers regularly struggle with what part of our stories are ours to tell. In this class, we’ll take a close look at how memoir writers use varying degrees of emotional distance when creating intimacy with the reader. Some writers are comfortable hashing out every detail and others take a more zoomed out approach, but are vulnerable enough with their thoughts and feelings that it doesn’t feel as if they’re concealing anything from you. We will also do a couple writing exercises playing around with emotional distance in our own writing.

Minda Honey’s (she/her) essays on politics and relationships have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Oxford American, Teen Vogue, and Longreads. Her work is featured in “Burn It Down: Women Writing About Anger”, “A Measure of Belonging: Writers of Color on the New American South”, and “Sex and the Single Woman: 24 Writers Reimagine Helen Gurley Brown's Cult Classic.” She is the editor of Black Joy at Reckon — the newsletter has nearly 60K subscribers. She was the director of the BFA in Creative Writing program at Spalding University, a relationship advice columnist for LEO Weekly in Louisville, Kentucky, and founder of the capsule project, TAUNT, an alt-indie publication for Louisville that elevated the voices of the unaccounted during the height of the pandemic and ended in late 2021. Her debut memoir, THE HEARTBREAK YEARS (Little A, October 2023), is a hilarious and intimate portrait of a Black woman finding who she is and who she wants to be, one bad date at a time.

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