Autobiographical writing / generative memoir workshop Monday, May 2, 18h - 21h
Presented by authors Jennifer K Dick and Lisa Pasold, this workshop is in partnership with Ivy Writers Paris, hosting a reading and discussion dedicated to the Poetic Memoir on May 3rd.
35 euros at Lisa Pasold’s home in the 18th. Sign up and get location address via the contact page!
This workshop will explore our variegated ways of putting our selves—re-membering ourselves--onto the page. We will make use of old letters/emails/blog entries, journals, scrapbooks (if you desire), and the memories we often hide. Exercises will begin with a focus on exploring narrative, then move onto more sensorial recollection techniques based on how the senses return us to other times. In our 3 short hours together, you will end up writing a series of small memoir works, which may relate to a longer piece in process. You will certainly leave with a handful of tools, ideas and techniques you can maneuver in your own ways when you return to work on your prose or poetry. You will also be supplied with extracts by writers Lisa and Jennifer admire in hopes that these works can also inspire, teach and generate work for you in and out of our workshop.
Please bring a notebook & pen, as well as either a few old letters, emails, journals, blogs or photos as base materials. This workshop is aimed at all writers, writing at any level and in any genre. We look forward to trying out some new methods for tackling old experiences!
Note: Invitation: We hope you will follow this workshop by attending the “Poetic Autobiography” reading and discussion on Tuesday evening, May 3rd with Claude Ber, Marielle Anselmo and Lisa Samuels—the Ivy event is free & begins at 19h30. Please join us!