Frances Badalamenti

Instructor & Writer
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Frances Badalamenti is the author of the novels, I Don't Blame You (2019) and Salad Days (2021). Some of her shorter work can be found at The New Yorker, The Believer Magazine, BOMB Magazine, Longreads and elsewhere. She teaches writing workshops and also works individually as a mentor for writers. Frances lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and son.


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Cover Photo: This photograph shows someone holding up an old slide photograph to a window. In the slide, we see two older folks standing side-by-side in a posed picture next to a bed of climbing pink flowers.
Writing Autofiction

In this writing prompt from instructor Frances Badalamenti, take something from your own life and fictionalize from there.