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April 6 & 7, 2019
Writing Workshop
The Art of Listening:
Writing Memoir and Personal Nonfiction
with Kathryn Hunt and Spencer Reece
at the Writers’ Workshoppe
820 Water Street
Port Townsend, Washington

April 7, 2019
Reading
Kathryn Hunt and Spencer Reece
at the Writers’ Workshoppe
820 Water Street
Port Townsend, Washington

 

 

There was only the dark infinity in which nothing was. And something happened. . . The Word did not come into being, but it was. It did not break upon the silence, but it was older than the silence and the silence was made of it.

-- N. Scott Momaday, House Made of Dawn

 

Spotlight

The Art of Listening:
Writing Memoir and Personal Nonfiction

April 6 & 7, 2019
with Kathryn Hunt & Spencer Reece

at the Writers’ Workshoppe
820 Water Street
Port Townsend, Washington

Memoir begins by listening — to voices, warnings, memories, silences, dreams, intuitions, and the pounding of our own hearts. What is the story asking to be told? In this workshop we’ll seek to unearth the urgencies and desires that compel our stories and listen for whatever it is that leads us to write them down. Memoir interrogates the mutable I,—that insistent, mysterious self—attempting to say what happened and what it means to us now. We’ll explore the narrative and reflective voice as a way to move between the past and its implications; read and discuss the work of masters of the genre like James Baldwin and Patti Smith; and talk about structure, pacing, publishing, and the importance of persistence. You’ll generate new work over the course of the weekend, and we’ll send you home with ideas and encouragement to plunge ahead with your project.

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