Let’s Get Personal: Memoir Tips with Author Ayelet Tsabari

Learn how to write personal essays with award-winning memoirist Ayelet Tsabari in this free 45-minute class

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Join award-winning author and essayist Ayelet Tsabari for an intimate look at the craft of the memoir. From form and structure to tense and voice, the best-selling author of The Art of Leaving will provide you with practical tips to turn their personal experiences into compelling prose. You’ll also deepen your understanding of how to apply fiction techniques to help hone your themes, confront their fears, and embrace the joys of the revision process.

This 45-minute live lecture is free and open to all via Zoom. Ayelet is available afterwards to take questions about memoir writing and her upcoming seven-week course Writing the Personal Essay. Stay till the end and take part in a Pop Quiz contest for a chance to win a cool prize.

Event Format

Live 45-minute conversation followed by Q&A and trivia with prizes (approximately 1 hour total); access to watch Replay until July 10/22.

Accessibility & Recording

This webinar is designed for live participation, however, a temporary recording of the webinar will be provided to all registrants until July 10th. Closed captioning is auto-generated and subject to error.

How it Works

Click the RSVP button and proceed to “checkout” to receive your free ticket. You’ll be emailed a receipt with a link and password for the live Zoom class. You’ll also receive an emailed reminder with the same information a few hours before the session. After the class you’ll get a password to access the Replay.

About the Instructor

Ayelet Tsabari is the author of the memoir in essays The Art of Leaving, winner of the Canadian Jewish Literary Award for memoir, finalist for the Writer’s Trust Hilary Weston Prize and The Vine Awards, and an Apple Books and Kirkus Review Best Book of 2019. Her first book, The Best Place on Earth, won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and was long listed to the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. The book was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a Kirkus Review Best Book of 2016, and has been published internationally. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Foreign Policy, The Forward, and The National Post, and has won a National Magazine Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of King’s College MFA in Creative Nonfiction, and at Bar Ilan University.