Memoir: How to Tell a True Story

Graham Shelby

Graham Shelby is a writer and performer who has published more than 60 personal essays and worked with national media outlets like NPR, Salon, Forbes, Marketplace, Creative Nonfiction, Reader’s Digest and The Moth Radio Hour.  A graduate of Bryan Station High School and UK, Graham has extensive experience as a writing instructor with students at all ages and stages of development.  He has a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative nonfiction from Spalding University.  His multimedia one-man show, The Man on TV, makes its Lexington debut November 9 at the Carnegie Center.


  • 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.