When writing a personal narrative, how do writers select what will most speak their truth and resonate with readers? In this 4-week course, we’ll focus on demystifying the personal narrative process by figuring out what’s a snapshot and what’s a story.
Each of us has a writing voice that is distinctly our own. Creative nonfiction is a great way to discover that voice. In this workshop, we will use texts and writing exercises to help us discover who we are, what we think, and how to capture our voice on the page. Writers of all levels are welcome.
This workshop is designed to empower writers with revision techniques to apply to memoir, essays, flash, short stories, or novels. Whether trying to revise a stand-alone chapter or considering the broader arc of your full manuscript, these techniques are graspable, effective, and empowering.
The Best of Both Worlds: Welcoming Poetry and Poetic Elements into Your Prose—A Workshop with Jasminne Mendez
One of the greatest pieces of advice I received from a mentor once was: “You don’t have to give up being a poet to write prose.” In this generative writing workshop, we will explore the lyric and braided essay form and how poetry and poetic elements can be integrated into the narrative of a piece in creative and interesting ways. We will look at examples of essays that incorporate poetic strategies such as repetition, alliteration, imagery and even rhyme, and we will use prompts to create our own lyric or braided essays.