Using Objects and Memories to Jumpstart Your Writing

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Name: Using Objects and Memories to Jumpstart Your Writing
Date: July 14, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
The Hood River Library will host a writing workshop that integrates objects and memories to inform the writing process on Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. This program is facilitated by author Marian Szczepanski. Objects and memories are powerful catalysts for literary explorations. In this interactive workshop you’ll learn how to use memories and personal mementos, family keepsakes and seemingly random vintage objects to jump start your imagination and spur your writing. The group will consider examples in fiction (an excerpt from the novel Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill), poetry (“Mauches” by Angele Ellis and “Explosion at Winco No. 9” by Diane Gilliam Fisher), and creative nonfiction (an excerpt from the memoir Virgin Time by Patricia Hampl). As a prompt for individual writing, each participant is encouraged to bring their own object, image or photograph that interests or intrigues. An assortment of common and vintage objects also will be available for participants who prefer to consider something unfamiliar. Handouts and a bibliography of cited sources will be provided.
Hood River Library 502 State Street HooD River, Oregon 97031
Date/Time Information:
7/14/2018 10:30 a.m.
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Free and open to the public
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