2017-03/11 Stories in Things with Judy Reeves
We are like the magpie that hoards shiny objects for its nest; we accumulate things. We are collectors, hunters and gatherers, keepers of stuff. Within every object, item, article, icon and thing in our attics and basements and storage units, and in every collectibles shop and antique store is the genesis of a story. The writer’s work: finding and revealing the story. This workshop will include techniques for looking closely, listening deeply, examining for scars and wounds and other telltale signs, and the detective work of interview, investigation and research and intuition. For fiction and nonfiction writers.
Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher and writing practice provocateur whose books include A Writer’s Book of Days; Writing Alone, Writing Together; A Creative Writer’s Kit and The Writer’s Retreat Kit. Her work has also appeared in the San Diego Reader, The Frozen Moment, A Year in Ink, Vols I and 5 and other anthologies. Two plays, written with a women’s writing ensemble, were produced in the Fritz Blitz. In addition to leading private writing workshops and retreats, Judy teaches at UCSD Extension and speaks at writing conferences internationally. A tenth anniversary Revised Edition of A Writer’s Book of Days was named Best Nonfiction in the 2010 San Diego Book Awards.Her latest book is Wild Women, Wild Voices. Her website is judyreeveswriter.com She blogs at livelymuse.com.
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