In this beginner and intermediate-level workshop, we will focus upon the craft of writing about our own lives in either the personal essay or memoir form. We’ll explore the elements of storytelling that apply to fiction and memoir, as well as memoir’s unique role in making sense of life experience through reflection. Each week, you will have the chance to bring in 3 to 5 double-spaced pages of work you have done outside of class to be shared and discussed.
All feedback is given in an encouraging atmosphere. Our aim is to create a community of writers who support one another by practicing deep listening, compassionate responses, and thoughtful feedback. We recognize that writing is a risky endeavor and that sharing what we write in a workshop setting requires courage. As a community, we support one another in that endeavor by offering rigorous support and a gentle critique.
If time allows, there will be in-class writing prompts.
Come join us and share your stories!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 203.227.3250 OR EMAIL INFO@WESTPORTWRITERS.ORG
LIMITED TO 7 STUDENTS
Westport Writers’ Workshop, 3 Sylvan Road South, Westport
6 Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m.
July 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22, 29