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Do you want to write, but you're not sure what to write about? Do you have so many different ideas you can't figure out which one to settle into? Do you get excited about a story idea one day and then watch it fizzle out the next? Do you have an idea but you're not sure if it's big enough or important enough to become a story, essay, novel or memoir?
"Come to this workshop designed to help you sort out just what story you have to tell that is uniquely and freshly yours," says instructor Karen Bjorneby. "With the help of visual aids, writing exercises and in-class discussion, you'll sharpen your sense of yourself as a writer, what matters to you as a writer, and how to keep that creative urgency fresh and alive through the weeks and months and years of writing a short piece or a book-length project."
Karen Bjorneby is the author of Hurricane Season, which received Foreword’s Honorable Mention as best independent/university press short fiction collection of the year. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in over two dozen publications including The Threepenny Review, The Sun, North American Review, StoryQuarterly, Poetry Daily, and Able Muse. She’s received a Pushcart Special Mention citation, two other Pushcart nominations, a National Magazine Award nomination, and she was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference. She recently secured representation for her novel Naked, Shining, and Alive.
- Sunday, October 29, 10:00am-4:00pm