Memoir: How to Tell a True Story

Graham Shelby

Graham Shelby is a Kentucky writer and storyteller who grew up in Lexington and graduated from UK. In his 25-year career as a teacher, writer and performer, he’s worked with dozens of local and national media outlets. Graham’s one-man show “The Man on TV” recently earned a mention from The New York Times and he’s taught at every level from elementary school through university. Graham lives in Louisville where he works as a speechwriter in the Louisville Mayor’s Office.


  • Venue:
    Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
  • Time:
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Meets On:
        Saturday, April 28
  • Address:
    251 West Second St.
    Lexington, KY, 40507
  • Cost:
    $30

With Graham Shelby.

Great nonfiction has many of the same basic elements as great fiction: characters, conflict, suspense, humanity, and a structure with a beginning, middle and end. Whether you’re looking to tell your own story or someone else’s, this class will help you define and refine your stories by identifying the most compelling events and perspectives and discussing innovative ways to captivate readers–all while telling the truth.

Register now for Memoir: How to Tell a True Story.