Georgie Fehringer


Georgie Fehringer is a writer. They are the TU Dortmund Post-MFA Teaching Fellow for 2023-2024 and a reviewer for Publisher’s Weekly. Their writing has appeared in Black Warrior ReviewThe Chicago Review of Books, and The Rumpus, among others. They received an MFA from the University of Iowa. Depending on the season you can find them in Dortmund, Germany or Seattle, WA.


Fleshing Out the Scene: Navigating Research-Based Memoirs - 11th Hour Lecture Series

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We often want memoirs to read similarly to the way memories play in our heads, but memories contain lots of implicit details that can be easy to overlook. Fabrics, textures, colors, and smells can help position the reader in seemingly forgotten time and space. Finding and using these details to our advantage can add significantly to the landscape of a scene. This presentation addresses the questions: What are some ways we can adjust our mindset to focus on these details? When interviewing people about the past, how do we get details that help fill out a scene? What goes into interview and research prep? What are some useful go-to interview tactics and questions? How do we locate and use digital archives, and what tools can we use to help expedite the interview and research process?
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