Sue Silverman’s book Fearless Confessions and her two memoirs Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You, and Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey through Sexual Addiction, are amazing works that, on their own, could comprise a course in the process, skills, and courage we need to draw from when writing a memoir. Sue’s work provides a strong foundation for memoirists to understand the “fearlessness” they’ll need as they reveal layers of their story to themselves first—and then to others. We will discuss the power of writing truth, and how Sue views “confessional” writing.
Speaker: Sue William Silverman,
Topic: Fearless Confessions in Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
Date: Friday April 8, 2011
Start Time: 11:15 A PDT | 12:15 PM MDT | 1:15 PM CDT | 2:15 EDT
Session Length: 1 Hour
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What you can expect to learn from Sue:
- How writing memoir helps you overcome fear.
- The requirements of nonfiction—what needs to be fact, what can be enhanced by imagination.
- How creative nonfiction is similar to or different from memoir.
- To think like a novelist as you shape your story to its final version.
- How your memoir will help others to heal.
- Writing memoir helps you discover your life force.
Sue William Silverman is the author of two memoirs. Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You, won the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award Series in Creative Nonfiction. Her memoir, Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey Through Sexual Addiction, was made into a Lifetime TV Original Movie. Her poetry collection is Hieroglyphics in Neon. Her new book is Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir. Sue has appeared on many nationally syndicated radio and TV programs including The View, Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN; the Montel Williams Show; the Ricki Lake Show; She was also featured in an episode of “The Secret Lives of Women” on WE-TV. Sue teaches in the low-residency MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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