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Fall | The Why and How of Writing Your Life w Wayne Gregory | Oct 19 – Nov 16 | Online
October 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$219 – $248
“There is no greater burden than carrying an untold story.” ~ Maya Angelou
We live in a time when it is more important than ever for us to tell the stories of our lives. We are inundated with more information than we can ever process and while we communicate with more people via social media, we feel increasingly detached from the feeling of community. In short, we lack enough well-crafted human stories. Stories summon our imagination to experience the life of another and through that experience to better understand the other, as well as ourselves. This workshop is for the one who wants to discover how to identify her/his compelling story and how to create a work that will grab readers and take them on their own journeys. You will work on a single piece—memoir or essay—with the goal of producing a completed rough draft by the end of the workshop. You can bring something you’ve already started to work on or just bring an empty page, an idea, and a willing, eager imagination. The workshop will help you discover what story 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. | Maximum: 10 writers
Zoom link provided prior to start of workshop.
Teacher: Wayne GregoryTime: Wednesdays, Oct 19 – Nov 16, 7 – 9pm Pacific TimeLocation: Online via ZoomTotal Fee: Discounted Early Registration is due seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Discounted Early Registration: $219 (cash/check); $233 (Paypal). | Tuition Registration: $234 (cash/check); $248 (PayPal).