Memoirist Mary Karr asks, “What would you write if you weren’t afraid?” Implicit in the question is that we’re all afraid of writing something. But what? And why? Join nonfiction writer B. J. Hollars for a conversation on writing within—and through—the complexities of our lives. How can we write toward our deeper truths even when it hurts to do so? This two-hour interactive workshop will ask participants to engage with a variety of curated writing prompts geared toward crafting the opening pages of a memoir or short essay.