Writing - Making Their Stories Your Own: Shaping the Raw Material of Family History, with Rebecca McClanahan
Whether you've inherited boxes of letters, photos, artifacts, and documents, or only a few stories passed down to you, this multi-genre workshop will help you begin to shape the raw material of family history into an engaging and artful text. Drawing on her experience in writing essays, poems, and, most recently, The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change, Rebecca McClanahan discusses the challenges and rewards of family history writing and offers suggestions for the journey. Specific topics include selecting and arranging significant details, fleshing out characters, providing historical or cultural context, employing speculation and reflection, choosing the best structure, and discovering themes and patterns of meaning.
1 day workshop
Thursday, April 25, 2013
9:00 a.m. to Noon
**You will receive a copy of Rebecca's book The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change with your registration.
Who should attend? Anyone interested in family or cultural history, memoir, or the writing craft
Workshop Leader: Rebecca McClanahan has published ten books of nonfiction, essays, poetry, and writing instruction, including Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively. Recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Glasgow Prize in nonfiction, and literature fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts and North Carolina Arts Council, McClanahan conducts readings and workshops throughout the United States and teaches in the MFA programs of Queens University (Charlotte) and Rainier Writing Workshop (Tacoma).
For The Tribal Knot details and excerpts: http://www.mcclanmuse.co/
You will be contacted with a confirmation and parking information after you register for a course online.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: There is a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations that are received at least 10 business days prior to the first day of class will receive a refund, minus the $50 cancellation fee. No refunds or make-up classes will be given after that time. If you do not officially withdraw from or attend a course, you are still responsible for the payment. If the course is canceled for any reason, you will be notified and your entire tuition fee will be refunded.Questions or Suggestions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-337-2251.