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Bringing Lives to Life in Writing *Online Class*
Thursday, September 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday September 24, 2020
Writers of all genres employ memory, either overtly or covertly, in fragments or in long sweeps of recollection. In this two session series, we will explore what Honor Moore calls “the mercurial nature of memory”—from life experiences, journal entries, family history, and our reflections thereon— to transform memory into a resource that we can break into, interrogate, embellish, assemble and re-assemble. Through this creative alchemy, we will turn memories, observations, and insights into story, bringing our lives to life through exercises and suggestion, discovering how to enter the alternative dimension that memory is, and learning to summon and deepen its images, moments and narratives. The writing we create may be poetry or prose. Instructor Carolyne Wright is a teacher, a Pushcart Prize winner, and an author of nine poetry books, five volumes of poetry in translation from Spanish and Bengali, and a book of essays. A 2020-2021 Fulbright Scholar Award will take her back to Bahia after the worldwide CoVid-19 travel advisory is lifted. RSVP: [email protected]. This workshop is sponsored by Poets and Writers.
Tuesdays, Sep 17 & 24. 1-2 pm.