This workshop will help writers develop specific skills to tell their personal stories with a crafted sensibility. Participants will learn to focus their narrative voice, find a storyâ€™s arc, and use scene, characterization, and dialogue to organize the raw material of their lives. Work written during the workshop will be discussed in a non-judgmental environment designed to support each otherâ€™s individual skills. Weâ€™ll explore the differences between autobiography and memoir and address the idea of self-disclosure. Weâ€™ll also discuss the â€œgray areasâ€ of nonfiction, including the tension between emotional and factual truth, and ideas about truth telling for memoirists. All levels welcome.