with Dawn Thompson, Portland Women Writers
Dates: 4 Tuesday Evenings, June 7 – June 28
Location: Inner SE Portland (near SE Hawthorne)
"Everyone has the right to tell the truth about her own life."
- Ellen Bass
The deepest and richest source for your writing is your own life. The story of your life is tremendous. It is full of joy and pain, loss and beauty. It is a story of love, and it is a story of the challenges of becoming fully human. Your story contains details and characters no one could possibly make up. In this workshop we'll have the opportunity to focus on one memoir theme that calls to us. This narrowing of focus will provide an opportunity to approach this theme from different angles, to generate a body of work about one topic and to go deep. In this workshop, we'll practice the art of telling a story how we remember it - sticking to the truth while acknowledging that memory is a creative act that also requires our current perspective and imagination. When we write our true stories we gain insight and understanding. Writing our stories liberates us. Sharing them with others is a gift to the world.
To register or for more information, contact Dawn at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit: www.pdxwomenwriters.com