When: Fridays, Feb 1 – Mar 22, 1:00-4:00pm
No class Feb 15 or Mar 15
Where: The Hampton Inn
Cost: $195.00 for 6 session(s)
Instructor: Meg Files is the author of the novels Meridian 144 and The Third Law of Motion, Home Is the Hunter and Other Stories.
The world is full of trouble. Let us count the ways. Our land is troubled. Many of us suffer troubles and losses in our individual lives. What’s a writer to do with the often-resulting despair, anger, cynicism, confused feelings, numbness, helplessness, grief? Join Meg Files for a 6-session writing workshop designed to give you permission, support and effective tools for mining difficult emotions as you create meaningful pieces that reflect your own heart.
- Face difficult material, without looking away or protecting ourselves
- Write our strongest, deepest stories
- Create, not destroy
- Probe big questions
- Discover the meanings of our experiences
- Examine facts and truths
- Determine angles of approach, face-on or a squint
- Find precise language
- Learn techniques to explore intense material
- Choose the right time to face strong material
- Find the voice for the story, essay, or memoir
- Examine the challenges of writing about social and political and intimate issues
- Use the writing process to discover — and revise
- Deal with family’s, friends’, & opponents’ reactions
This class will include writing exercises and assignments, group and instructor feedback, model examples, and discussion. (It will not include political debate, except in the hallway.)
Register for Writing in Troubled Times
Online registration has been closed for this class. Please call (520) 777-5817 for availability.