“Mining the World for Meaning: How to Move Beyond the Personal in Memoir” ONLINE with Donna M. Johnson

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In this workshop, we will dig deep into our personal narratives while looking outside of ourselves for ideas, events and motifs that link our experiences with larger threads of meaning. We will explore how associative thinking, research, reflection and personal culpability expand and deepen nonfiction stories. Instruction includes brief lectures, reading and responding to short pieces of creative writing as well as the use of writing prompts. Writers will not be required to read work aloud. https://www.writersleague.org/calendar/mining-the-world-for-meaning-how-to-move-beyond-the-personal-in-memoir-online-with-donna-m-johnson/


  • You’re interested in learning more about writing memoir or personal essays.
  • The personal elements of your narrative feel too personal.
  • You’re looking for ways to expand and layer your story in revision.

Submitted by Lindsey Ferris. Email: wlt@writersleague.org Website: https://www.writersleague.org/calendar/mining-the-world-for-meaning-how-to-move-beyond-the-personal-in-memoir-online-with-donna-m-johnson/