Finding Your Own True Voice: A Seminar for Writers of Memoir & Essays
Open to all levels
"A writer's voice is supposed to be hers alone," writes Rebecca Solnit. It is "where your humor and seriousness are located, what you believe in, why you write, who and what you write about." In this three-hour generative seminar, we'll study examples of strong voices (such as Joy Harjo, Kiese Laymon, Brian Doyle, Vivian Gornick, and Joe Wilkins) and how they work to draw us in. We'll try out some of their techniques with 3–4 in-class prompts. Sharing will be optional.
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Ann Hedreen is an author (Her Beautiful Brain), teacher, and documentary filmmaker. Ann has written for 3rd Act Magazine, About Place Journal, The Seattle Times, and other publications, including her award-winning blog, The Restless Nest. She is working on a collection of essays.
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