2017-08/27 Point of View with Mona de Vestel

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Are you writing your story through the eyes of God, or are you crafting it from the confines of a serial killer’s mind? Mastering the craft of point of view allows writers to carefully choose the lens through which they will tell their stories. Come learn the nuts and bolts of POV (point of view) for your next story. Mona de Vestel is the award-winning author of the novel “One-String Guitar”—semifinalist for the VCU First Novelist award and memoir...

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2017-09/17 Dig for Writing Gold with a Timeline/Personal History Map with Molly Larson Cook

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Classes, Creativity and Journaling, Events | Comments Off on 2017-09/17 Dig for Writing Gold with a Timeline/Personal History Map with Molly Larson Cook

Claim the lost treasures of your writer’s life as you uncover forgotten details that provide rich texture for any writing project – memoir, personal essays, poems, or prose. For Proust it was a tiny sponge cake that brought the memories to life. With this timeline/personal history map and spot-on questions, you’ll retrieve your own treasures to expand and enrich your writing. In this 3-session workshop, you’ll learn to create a unique life map which can be...

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2017-10/01 Beyond Memoir with John Kaag

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Truly great memoirs are never just memoirs. Perhaps they tell the story of a political movement, a country in turmoil, a historical moment, a cultural trend, or a psychological disposition. In their brutal honesty and self-examination these rare autobiographical accounts teach us something about life and being human. One trick to writing memoir is to figure out what is universal and communicable in your most personal of stories. How can your book go “beyond...

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2017-08/27 Third Hour Poems Part II — Poem-Making With Jim Moreno

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As the size of Jim’ Moreno’s poetry workshops have increased it has taken longer for all the poets to read their poems and receive positive feedback. That means there was no time left to cover poems from the “third hour”of his workshops. In July, participants heard poetry from the Li Young Lee workshop in January of this year followed by poems from Black History month in February. This included poems by Quincy Troupe and Nikki Giovanni as well as...

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2017-09/02 Write The Stories of YOU with SoulCollage® with Barbara Tomeo

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We will learn how to use images from magazines and books to create our own unique set of SOULCOLLAGE® cards. The cards we create may help encourage and inspire us to write our stories. Writing our stories with SoulCollage® cards, in a relaxed and safe setting, gives us permission to honor ourselves and our own personal journey while promoting personal growth, self-acceptance and so much more. SoulCollage® is a simple, and fun process that requires no artistic...

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