Instructor: Lisa Ellison
Cost: FREE for WriterHouse Members
Wednesday 8/2/17 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
This seminar is intended for budding memoirists who are interested in shaping their life experiences into a dynamic story around a specific theme. In this two-hour seminar, we will discuss the basic tools you’ll need to write engaging and vivid stories about your life. We’ll read short examples of writers who use these tools effectively, then we’ll write our own using in-class exercises. Please bring a photo to class of something that’s related to the book you want to write, a notebook, and a pen. Please register early. This session is limited to 10 students.
Bagels and light refreshments will be provided.
Lisa Ellison, Ed.S. is a freelance writer, editor, and writing coach with a background in mindfulness and mental health. She has an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from James Madison University and is an experienced teacher and facilitator. Her essays have been published in Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Rumpus, Streetlight, Gravel Literary Journal, and The Rusty Nail. Her short story “A Bit of Heaven” was the runner up in the 2015 C-Ville Weekly Fiction Contest. She is currently working on a memoir about growing up in The Rust Belt during the 1980s recession. Find out more by visiting www.lisacooperellison.com.