Who: Jill Darling, workshop leader. See bio below
What: Building Hope Writing Workshop: Personal Writing, Community, and Citizenship
Class is limited to first 20 registered participants. A waiting list will be kept in case of cancellations
When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 12:00-4:00pm
Where: Peter White Public Library Shiras room, Upper level of the library.
Cost: no charge but donations to the library are always gratefully accepted.
How: To register call Margaret at 906-226-4318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In this workshop we will begin with some conversation around the essays in Section 6 of The Impossible Will Take a Little While and discuss connections between personal experience, writing, and social engagement. We’ll practice our own essay writing by reading some additional short pieces of creative personal nonfiction and talk about how to turn personal experiences and interests into strong and evocative pieces of writing. We’ll also further consider possibilities for writing as social action in the world. Participants need not have prior experience with creative or essay writing but simply be willing to share and learn. Ideas and examples from previous sections of The Impossible Will Take a Little While will be welcome.
Jill Darling has authored the poetry collections: Solve For (BlazeVOX, ebooks) and begin with may: a series of moments (Finishing Line Press) and two collaborative chapbooks with poets Laura Wetherington and Hannah Ensor. She’s also had poems, essays and short fiction published in journals including /NOR, Aufgabe, 580 Split, Quarter After Eight, Phoebe, factorial, and Denver Quarterly. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Colorado State, a Ph.D. in Twentieth Century American Literature and Culture Studies from Wayne State, and has been teaching creative and academic writing, and literature classes, for over 15 years at universities including Eastern Michigan and University of Michigan-Dearborn. More information and links to work online can be found at http://jilldarling.com.