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Writing Your Family Story

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Jay Varner
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Saturday, 4/14/18  | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Nonfiction author Philip Gerard says, “We write out of mystery, looking for an answer we don’t have, trying to resolve what troubles us, to understand what seems beyond comprehension.” Has any quote better encapsulated why we write about our family? Over a few hours, through writing exercises and group discussions about selected reading, we’ll come to understand how to approach what can be one of the trickiest but also one of the most rewarding things in a writer’s life: putting your family on the page.

About the Instructor: Jay Varner is the author of Nothing Left to Burn. While earning his B.A. in creative writing from Susquehanna University, Jay helped found The Susquehanna Review, one of the few national literary journals dedicated solely to undergraduate writing.  He received his MFA n creative nonfiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and currently teaches at James Madison University in Harrisonburg and Piedmont Community College in Charlottesville. His essays have appeared in Bomb, Fjords, and the Georgetown Review among others.

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April 14
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Jay Varner


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