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Writing Our Way Home: A Memoir Workshop
Want to generate meaningful material about your life? This workshop will include a brief introduction to Hestia (Vesta), the keeper of the hearth, with reflections on the longing for home in our fragmented world. We will read excerpts from contemporary authors (Orhan Pamuk, Barbara Kingsolver and Terry Tempest Williams), seeing how they explore dreams, memories, and surroundings, to find images that lead them homeward. With guided writing exercises, we will look for our own images and start to write about them in whatever form comes naturally — journal entries, essays, short stories or poems. We will see how we can shape these pieces into mosaic-like memoirs, putting the pieces together, as we journey homeward. Afterward, attendees can enjoy snacks and conversation with the author. Attendance limited.
Susan Tiberghien, an American writer living in Switzerland, has published three memoirs — Looking for Gold, Circling to the Center, and Footsteps: A European Album — and most recently a book on writing, One Year to a Writing Life. She has been teaching creative writing for twenty years. Her website is www.susantiberghien.com
WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For more information or to sign up, visit The Word Studio.
The Word Studio was founded in 2010 by Janet Benton, an experienced writer, editor, and teacher, to offer editorial support, workshops, and community to writers in the Philadelphia region.