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Crafting Childhood in Fiction and Memoir

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Saturday, NO DATE AT THIS TIME, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$95 members/$110 others

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Writing truthfully and artfully about our early childhood—before age 12—calls for a fine balance of skill and compassion, memory and imagination.  This mini-workshop, designed for both beginning and experienced writers, will provide practice and guidance to illuminate and enrich creative projects exploring the events, people, places, and inner worlds of childhood.

“My goal is to help memoirists, fiction writers, and poets write faithfully and evocatively about the girls and boys that they — or their fictional characters — once were,” says instructor Kathleen McClung.When you come to this workshop, try to bring a sense of wonder and curiosity about the past. That, along with some readings, discussion, and writing exercises, will help light the way back to a time long ago.

Kathleen McClung has mentored hundreds of writers at Skyline College, the Writing Salon, and other colleges, and she has taught/advised student teachers in the credential program at Mills College. She has also edited books at small presses including UCSF Nursing Press, Food First Books, and Westview Press.  Her memoir, poetry, and fiction have been published in Poets 11, Bloodroot, Spirituality & Health, Poetry Northwest, The Rambler, Hot Flashes, and elsewhere, and her work has received awards from the Soul-Making Literary Competition, Memoirs Ink, Writers Digest, Sacramento Poetry Center, the National Society of Arts & Letters, and the Academy of American Poets. Kathleen coordinated the 2010 Women on Writing (WOW) community event and served as a reviewer for the 2010 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.


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