Moments of Being and Non-Being; Finding Extraordinary Stories in Every Day Objects and First Homes
Presented by Susan Tekulve.
In her autobiographical essay, “A Sketch From the Past,” memoirist and fiction writer Virginia Woolf explains that narrative is encoded in objects, particularly every day objects and places from our childhood. She maintains that these “moments” often go unrecognized, and that it is our job as writers to identify and consciously shape these experiences into stories. This workshop is designed to teach fiction and nonfiction writers how to identify metaphors in seemingly ordinary childhood moments and places. Additionally, it will help writers learn how to use these details to create strong, resonant narrations.