Monday, August 24, 2009
ANA CASTILLO in Chicago
Más Memoir Writing Workshop
with ANA CASTILLO
Internationally Acclaimed Poet and Award Winning Author
Sunday, Sept, 20, 2009
10:00 am-2:00 pm
The MáS Memoir Writing Workshop welcomes back previous participants. It will
include first time participants. Together, we’ll take a look at writing-in-progress, learn workshop method and discuss new writing tips and techniques.
In memoir, the reader must be persuaded that the narrator is writing honestly, whether
or not he/she is, is secondary. It doesn’t matter as much ‘what happened’ as what you
make of what you remember may have happened.The workshop will consist of exercises, which help us to know how to get started when desiring to work on a memoir essay. We’ll talk, we’ll laugh, we’ll cry. We’ll vent. We’ll write from our hearts and our minds. And then, we’ll learn to get rid of all the sentimentality and leave on the page what is important for the reader to know about your memoir. FOUR hours with Ana Castillo, poet, novelist all around genre-jumper. Persons interested must submit 1 pg
writing sample to apply.18 yrs. and up.
All Inquiries and to Apply:
Cost: $175 per person
Limit only 15 per workshop
* Exact locations and times will be given once applicant has been accepted.