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Memory and Memoir :: How to tease out the story from the chaos of your mind :: A Webgasm

November 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

WHAT: A three-hour online webgasm with Lidia Yuknavitch and at least one magical guest. (With a 15-minute intermission.)

WHEN: Sunday, November 7th, 1PM-4PM Pacific (4PM-7PM Eastern)

WHERE: ZOOM. Meeting ID will be provided ahead of time. (Interested in this event but unable to join it live? All registered attendees will receive a link to a recording of it that will be viewable for one week afterwards.)

HOW MUCH: $150. Payment plans are available, contact Daniel Elder at registration@corporealwriting.com

SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are always available. Click here to apply.

Memory is a mess–a chaotic whirl of synaptic connections and disconnections, biochemical zaps, emotional torque. How do you wrestle all that down to a story on the page? What lives in your memory that is useful for writing memoir or nonfiction, and what gets in the way? What even is memory? A collection of your experience or a trick of the eye/I? Or both? In this webgasm Lidia will address the shape of memory from different disciplines, chart out some strategies for how to make the best “use” of your own memories and create order on the page, and guide you toward some portals that will help you generate new material or re-enter ongoing work. Includes at least one magical guest.

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author the short story collection Verge (Riverhead Books), the novels The Book of Joan (Harper Books), The Small Backs of Children (Harper Books), and Dora: A Headcase (Hawthorne Books), and the anti-memoir The Chronology of Water (Hawthorne Books). Her TED Talk “On the Beauty of Being a Misfit” has received over 3 million views, and spawned The Misfit Manifesto (TED Books/Simon and Schuster). She lives and collaborates in Portland, Oregon at Corporeal Writing. She is a very good swimmer.


Portland, OR 97207


Corporeal Writing
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