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Friday, April 6 • 10:15am - 11:30am
1J: When Your Memoir Goes Public
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Perhaps you've sat awake for hours worrying over every detail of your memoir's public life. Perhaps you've tried to comb through your draft for any incriminating evidence. Now that it's about to go public, you need to understand the benefits and consequences of publishing a deeply personal account. How do you interface with your audience? How do you protect yourself and your loved (or even hated) ones? As someone who's published a deeply personal account and lived to see it transformed into a major motion picture, I'll walk you through the tips and tricks I wish I'd known before I pushed the send button.

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Garrard Conley

Garrard Conley is the author of a memoir on conversion therapy, Boy Erased, out from Riverhead (Penguin) May 2016. His work can be found in TIME, VICE, CNN, Buzzfeed Books, Virginia Quarterly Review, and others. He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and... Read More →

Friday April 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
St. James Room - 4th Floor
  Block 1