Telling The Truth Through Fiction with Jennifer Browdy

  • Monday, March 11, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Telling The Truth Through Fiction

Presented by Jennifer BrowdyMonday, March 11, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT
Online via Zoom

Workshop Cost:
OLLI at BCC Members: $15
Non-members: $20

Join award-winning memoirist and popular teacher Jennifer Browdy, PhD, for an online workshop exploring how sometimes telling the truth is easier in fiction than in memoir. The workshop will include instruction and writing exercises/prompts. As Jennifer wrote in a recent essay, when we “shift purposefully from memoir to fiction, we not only do no harm to the still-living people who inhabit our memories, but we also ignite the process of transforming the coal of true but painful stories into diamonds that can shine a bright light for ourselves, and for others.” If you have some tender true stories in mind that you're not sure how to tell, this workshop is for you!

Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. is a professor of literature, writing and media arts at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and the online global Bard Open Society University Network. Her latest book, Purposeful Memoir as a Quest for a Thriving Future, was a 2022 Nautilus Gold Award winner and a 2022 Gold Award winner in the Independent Press Awards. Her writer’s guide, The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir, won a 2017 Nautilus Silver Award and her memoir, What I Forgot ...And Why I Remembered, was a finalist for the 2018 International Book Awards. Offering writing workshops, author coaching and manuscript review, Jennifer is the publisher of Green Fire Press and co-host of the Birth Your Truest Story online writers’ community. Find out more at

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