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Life Becomes Art: Form in the Essay & Memoir

July 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

$95.00

Life is a mass of details and distractions. Personal essays and memoirs are selections and arrangements of those details. Writing from memory involves leaving out the irrelevant or distracting and focusing on the essential. Explore what form is, then build it with blocks of carefully selected details. Read two short essays and write short pieces to generate new work.

Debra Monoe author photo 2015Debra Monroe is the author of six books, most recently My Unsentimental Education (2015). A “fierce” writer who presents “ever-hopeful lost souls with engaging humor and sympathy” (Kirkus Reviews), she has won the Flannery O’Connor Award. She’s published four novels and two memoirs. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times and Salon.com. Monroe lives in Austin and teaches at Texas State University.

 


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*Members—please sign up by phone at 210.734.9673 to receive 10% discount on class registration.
Saturday 10am–3pm workshops include a light snack. Please bring a brown bag lunch.
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Date:
July 9, 2016
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$95.00
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Venue

Gemini Ink
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Phone:
210-734-9673

Organizer

Alexandra van de Kamp
Phone:
210.734.9673