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Stories of the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives

January 27, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Wed, Jan 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar 2, 9, 16
6:30 to 8pm, $135
Instructor: Bárbara Renaud González
Level: All

Examine ghosts that haunt you and write the story as memoir. Exploit the untold tales of parents, ancestors, relationship ghosts, ghosts of guilt and shame, ghosts of betrayal, ghosts of fear, and soulless ghosts of modernism, as the skeletal framework for your story, and the enduring story of the unlived life because of ghosts still in the room.

Required Books:
Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives by James Hollis (Chiron Publications, 2013)
Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir by Beth Kephart (Avery, 2013)

Shop local and purchase these books at The Twig, San Antonio’s veteran indie book shop.

barbara-renaud-gonzalez photoBárbara Renaud González is a freelance writer, activist, and journalist with articles and essays in many newspapers and magazines. For five years, she was a columnist for the San Antonio Express-News. Her novel Golondrina, Why Did You Leave Me? (2009) earned her the honor of being the first Chicana author published by UT Press. González also wrote the first children’s book on the life of voting rights pioneer Willie Velasquez, called The Boy Made of Lightning (2014). González’s essays and articles have appeared in publications such as The Nation, The Progressive, Ms. Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times. Her commentaries have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Class Filled

*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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January 27, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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