Northshore Writing Series

How to Write Your Story

 “Everyone has a story to tell. All you have to do is write it. But it's not that easy.” 
- Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes

In four evening sessions at the Trailhead Depot in Mandeville, award-winning writer and Loyola professor John Biguenet will help you write your story in a series of classes designed to teach the basics of effective storytelling. Examining the role of characterization, setting, scene, plot, and dialogue, the course will use participants’ own writing as a basis for discussion. The principles of successful narrative writing mastered in these weekly meetings will apply whether you are interested in fiction or nonfiction.

It may not be easy to tell your story, but this course will make it easier—and more fun.

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Class Information

Class Dates:
April 18, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 pm
April 25, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 pm
May 2, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 pm
May 9, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Mandeville Trailhead Depot
675 Lafitte Street
Mandeville 70448. 

$150 tuition includes all four sessions
Registration is nonrefundable after April 18, 2018.  

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About the Instructor


John Biguenet has published nine books, including The Torturer’s Apprentice: Stories, Oyster: A Novel, The Rising Water Trilogy: Plays, and most recently Silence. His work has appeared in such magazines as The Atlantic, Esquire, Granta, Guernica, Image, The New Republic, One Story, The Southern Review, Storie (Rome), The Sun, Tin House, TriQuarterly, and Zoetrope. The winner of an O. Henry Award for short fiction, he’s had six award-winning plays widely produced. In 2012, he received the Louisiana Writer Award, the state’s highest literary honor.

A former New York Times guest columnist, he’s served as writer-in-residence at various universities and is currently the Robert Hunter Distinguished University Professor at Loyola University in New Orleans. 


Contact Information

For more information on attending this class, please contact or call 504-865-3034.