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Writing Life Stories

  • Bubbler Room: Central Library 201 W. Mifflin St. Madison, WI 53703 (map)

Do you love the story of how your parents met? Or know someone who overcame

incredible odds? Or do you have your own real-life love story or anecdotes that need 

to be told? In this course, we will focus on writing life stories, either your own or 

that of someone who interests you. Writing exercises, readings, and discussion of 

interview techniques will guide you as you produce a short piece that illustrates a 


Participants are highly encouraged to register for all sessions. Register here  or call 266-6300 to register.


Bio: Rita Mae Reese is a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a 

Stegner fellowship in fiction, and a “Discovery”/The Nation award. Her first book, 

The Alphabet Conspiracy, is available from Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press. She is 

currently working on a book of poetry about Flannery O’Connor entitled The Book of 


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