WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW
"Writing Truth from Memory"
6:30-8:00PM (9:30-11PM ET) MONDAY
1 SESSION: APRIL 26
This workshop will be hosted online as part of our virtual event series.
Need ideas to help you start writing? Join us for a monthly pop-up workshop co-presented by Phoenix College and ASU's Piper Center for Creative Writing. Each session includes a 30-minute mini-class and a writing prompt exploring some aspect of craft—setting, dialogue, character development, etc.—followed by focused writing time and the opportunity to read your work to the group.
How do we write poems based on our memories if memory itself is so malleable and unreliable? Is it okay to change the details or combine memories? How can we use our memories to enhance our work? In this workshop, we'll talk about the different ways we remember according to our senses (visually, emotionally, etc) and read poems from Shane McCrae, Danielle Pafunda, and Adrienne Su that play with memory as a sometimes problematic road to the truth. Ahead of the workshop, please think about memories that can serve as a springboard for your poems: not just actions and landscapes, but specific impressions of sights, sounds, or words. At the end of the workshop, participants will have new drafts for poems, ideas for future work, and tips for revision grounded in both memory and truth.
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