This month at WriterHouse:
Tonight, Thursday, November 4, 7:00pm, join Kristin Swenson, author of Bible Babel for “Babbling about the Bible and Other Sensitive Topics,” an exploration of the challenges and possibilities of writing sensibly about topics that get people all worked up. How can you address in a fresh and engaging way something that people already feel they know or about which they have strong preconceptions?
Saturday, November 13, 9:00am-1:00pm, “Micro Memoir” Seminar with Jay Kauffmann. Cost: $55 Members | $60 Non-Members.
Write a micro-memoir under 1000 words—the nonfiction equivalent of flash fiction—which might hold the seed of a longer piece. There will be in-class readings and exercises that address pertinent craft issues, and we will explore the essential elements of memoir writing, such as sensory imagery, metaphoric language, distinctive voice, dramatic arc, and focused theme. Registration: http://www.writerhouse.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=541&Itemid=187
Tuesday, November 16, 7:00pm, Fall Student Reading. Students from the fall session will share their work, including poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and flash fiction. Free and open to the public.
All month: NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Ever wanted to write a novel, but were afraid to start? In this month-long marathon (goal: 50,000 words in 30 days), you won’t have time to be afraid.
Join hundreds of local writers who have taken on the challenge and are here to support you with in-person write-ins, emails, tweets, and blog posts. Check out the calendar of events and last year’s photos on the blog: http://writerhouse.org/blogs/nanowrimo or follow on twitter (cvillenanowrimo) or facebook (cvillewrimos).
- Calling All Writers to NaNoWriMo (psychologytoday.com)
- Simplifying NaNoWriMo (and Other Writing) (simpleproductivityblog.com)
- “Lifehacker Takes On The NaNoWriMo Challenge” and related posts (lifehacker.com.au)
Filed under: authors, books, charlottesville, reading, virginia, workshops & classes, writing | Tagged: Bible Babel, Flash Fiction, Jay Kauffmann, Kristen Swenson, memoir, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month |