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Explore Effective Ways To Tell Your Truth, Real or Made-Up – Online class
October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 15, 2021
Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash
$189 Members | $210 Nonmembers
Mondays, 9/27/21 – 11/15/21 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Our brains churn out stories, real and made-up, but in capturing our narratives, questions about content, but also genre, style, form, and more plague us. Writers in any genre are welcome in this class where we’ll question our stories and how to tell them. We’ll generate new work by writing from prompts because they surprise and provoke the subconscious, offering insights that probe meaning. We’ll make time to discuss “problem” stories, whose codes we haven’t yet cracked. We’ll also read and discuss craft by reading short pieces—stories, poems, and essays. Hope to see you in September. Until then, check out David Sedaris’s “Happy Go Lucky.”
BettyJoyce Nash is a journalist and fiction writer with an MS in journalism from Northwestern’s Medill Journalism School (1988) and an MFA in fiction from Queens University (2011). Her journalism has appeared in newspapers and magazines in North Carolina and Virginia; her fiction has been published in North Dakota Quarterly, Broad River Review, and C-Ville Weekly. As part of her research for her story, “Laser Vision,” she qualified for a concealed carry permit in 2011. In 2015, she won the F. Scott Fitzgerald contest. Her fiction has been recognized with fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, among other artists’ colonies.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS ONGOING CLASS.