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Thinly Veiled: The Study & Practice of Autofiction Zoom Seminar, Starts January 21st, 2023
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Thinly Veiled: The Study & Practice of Autofiction Zoom Seminar, Starts January 21st, 2023

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Saturday, January 21st, 2023

Live Seminar Via Zoom 10:00AM PST – 1:00PM PST

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Taught by New Yorker contributor Frances Badalamenti, author of I Don’t Blame You and Salad Days, this class will take a deep dive into the unique genre of autofiction or autobiographical fiction. Frances also works as a mentor for writers who would like to work on a full manuscript.

This dynamic seminar will provide insight into the many nuances of autofiction. Frances will provide novel excerpts and craft essays to read ahead of time, which we will discuss as a group. As well, there will be time for writing exercises and the opportunity to share your work (optional). You can be a writer at any level or a curious reader, no prerequisites, as this class is open to anyone who is curious about autofiction.

  • You’re curious to learn more about autofiction as a genre
  • You’re looking for inspiration and/or to possibly begin writing in this genre
  • You’d like to engage in a lively discussion about contemporary autofiction writers such as Sheila Heti, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Chris Kraus, Ben Lerner, Brandon Taylor, Edouard Louis and more


  • A broad understanding of what autofiction really means
  • Inspiration and knowledge that you can apply to your writing and/or reading practices
  • An expanded list of autofiction titles for further reading and study


This class will meet via Zoom on January 21st, 2023 from 10:00AM PST – 1:00PM PST


You can pay for the course in full or use Shop Pay or Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
  • Frances Badalamenti | Live via Zoom

  • January 21st, 2023 | 10:00AM PST – 1:00PM PST

  • Seminar is fully ONLINE and meets via Zoom

Instructor Frances Badalamenti is the author of the novels, I Don't Blame You (2019) and Salad Days (2021). Some of her shorter work can be found at The New Yorker, The Believer Magazine, BOMB Magazine, Longreads and elsewhere. She teaches writing workshops and also works individually as a mentor for writers. Frances lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and son.