UNSAYABLE: THE ART OF BARING & BEARING THE TRUTH IN MEMOIR – LIVE
LIVE via ZOOM: 7pm-9pm (Eastern)
In this five-day workshop, through prompts and discussion, we’ll investigate your true expression, the fears and perceived dangers of telling/writing what is real for you, and we’ll create permission to speak. We’ll focus on a crucial ingredient of art — risk. I count on students to display rigorous intention and mutual respect in class, so that everyone feels comfortable and free. I pledge that all work and conversation will remain confidential, and I ask the same pledge of you. Please arrive with pen and paper. Short readings may be assigned from Vivian Gornick, JoAnn Beard, Kelle Groom, Mary McCarthy, Christian Wiman, Nick Flynn and others.
Please submit no more than 2500 words of personal creative nonfiction/memoir by Monday, October 25, one week prior to the start of class. Submissions must be in 12-point font, preferably Times New Roman or Arial, 1.5 spacing; label EACH page with page number and author name. Send to: email@example.com
Susanna Sonnenberg is the author of the memoirs Her Last Death and She Matters: A Life in Friendships, both New York Times Best Sellers. Her essays and personal narratives have been widely anthologized. She teaches writing online and writes in Missoula, Montana, where she has lived since 1993.