Judy Reeves teaches Stories from Childhood
Living to Tell About It: Stories from Childhood
Flannery O’Connor’s famous quote goes something like, “If you survived childhood you’ll have material to last a lifetime.”
In this three-session class, we’ll mine our childhood memories for nuggets from which we can begin to shape stories. Working from in-class exercises and take-home assignments, we’ll try out different points of view (the voice of the child, the reminiscent narrator, another family member or witness), and genres (fiction, memoir, personal narrative).
In a safe and friendly environment, participants will have opportunities to read their work aloud and to receive thoughtful and supportive response from classmates and the instructor.
For writers of all levels.
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. Other works include two plays written with the Second Story Writers, a women’s writing ensemble; and a chapbook of poetry, The Kind of Woman She Is. Her nonfiction work has appeared in the San Diego Reader and Personal Journaling magazine where she was a columnist for three years. In addition to leading private writing workshops, Judy teaches creative writing at UCSD Extension and speaks at writing conferences internationally. She is a board member of San Diego Writers, Ink.
A Tenth Anniversary edition of A Writer’s Book of Days was released this past fall.