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Matt Ferraz

Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2020, 2021

About Matt Ferraz

Matt Ferraz is a Brazilian writer with a master's in biography at the University of Buckingham. His work has been published in English, Portuguese and Italian.

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Find Classes with Matt Ferraz

Date: Mondays, October 19 - 26, 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Arizona time
Type: Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre: Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Mixed Genre, Personal Essays

Would you like to share your life experience with the world? Crafting a memoir book or essay can be tough if you never tried it before. This workshop was created to make that process easier and more fulfilling for you.

Let’s start by answering the first and most important question: what is a memoir? To put it in simple words, a memoir is a book or an essay that tells a real-life story in an interesting and compelling way. Its main goal isn’t to share historical information, but rather to put the reader in the author’s shoes and make them feel what the author felt.

Date: TBD
Type: Craft Class
Genre: Autobiography, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir

Losing a dear one is always a traumatic experience, and not everyone is ready to relive it. However, writing about loss can be an integral part of the healing process. This course was developed by author Matt Ferraz with the help of a qualified mortician and aims to present how to use literature to deal with grief and loss.