With Neil Chethik. Join a lively, diverse group of people in exploring nonfiction writing, including personal essays, columns, magazine pieces, and autobiography. This is a chance to limber up as a writer, get feedback from others, and gain confidence in an affirming atmosphere. [ALL LEVELS]
With Susan Brown Our life experiences provide a rich source of raw material for writing in many forms, but how do we shape those experiences into a compelling narrative? How do we weave together what happened back then with what we know now? How do we form confusing and scattered episodes into a coherent account? We will explore techniques to address these questions, putting them into practice as we craft an essay or brief memoiristic piece. We will learn from examples of published works, and use prompts to help spark our writing. [ALL LEVELS]
With Elizabeth Beck Organize your beloved recipes into one cohesive book for yourself, friends, and family. In tribute to Maya Angelou’s book, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes, this workshop will lead you through writing your own stories about favorite dinner parties and holidays to include with recipes. Come prepared to share ideas and be inspired to create your own recipe journal. [ALL LEVELS]
With Bianca Spriggs, Carnegie Center Literary Arts Liaison Poetry and poetic devices have much to offer the craft of creative nonfiction in terms of sharpening one’s syntax, imagery, metaphor, and form. For six weeks, join poet and essayist Bianca Spriggs for a hybrid workshop that will focus partly on poetic device and partly on roundtable commentary of participants’ writings. The class will include analysis of poets and non-fiction writers who blue the boundaries of their respective genres as well as incorporate weekly generative writing exercises to further experiment...