We live in a time when it is more important than ever for us to tell the stories of our lives. All of us have been affected. Some on the front lines; others stuck at home, working, minding kids, and wondering what’s next. And for many, stories have begun to emerge. Stories we’ve lived. Stories we’ve created. Stories that teach. Stories that question. This workshop is for the one who wants to discover how to identify a compelling story from the pandemic experience (as it has been and as it continues to unfold). You will work on a single life sketch - a short slice of your life experience - with the goal of producing a completed draft by the end of the workshop. You can bring something you’ve already started to work on or just bring an empty page and a willing, eager imagination. The workshop will help you explore what story you have to tell, why your story is important for others to hear, and how to use some of the techniques of the writing craft to create and shape that story idea. You will walk away from the workshop with tools and resources to help you create your pandemic life sketch and polish it into a final piece that’s ready for readers. Telling our story is an invitation to make connections: story to story, one human to another. Sign up if you have a story you want to tell. | Maximum 12 students
NOTE: To protect everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic, we're offering our workshops via Zoom. All students must first sign up for a free Zoom account. Setting it up is easy. And we can help you with questions, if needed. For each class, you'll receive a Zoom "invitation," from the instructor. Click the link...follow the simple directions about the settings for your microphone and in-computer video, and you're immediately in the "room" for the workshop. For critique workshops, instructors will communicate with students about the process of sharing work. For more generative workshops, students will be writing together while on Zoom.