Recollecting Ourselves: Using Artifacts to Guide Your Writing
1817 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
Sometimes writing inspiration and treasure is found where we least expect it to be. Come join us for a discussion on finding artifacts from the past (letters, journals) or guidance on how to create artifacts to fuel your writing. These artifacts can serve as inspiration for poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction (memoir). See how much fun it can be reacquainting yourselves with the past or planting seeds for future writers through the magic of artifacts. Writing tools: voice, setting, characterization, creating the feel of the project/atmosphere.
About the Instructor: Elizabeth Adinolfi West is Associate Professor of English at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. She is also faculty advisor to the student creative writing organization, SWAG. Elizabeth published an essay about her son in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hopes and Miracles. She writes a weekly blog entitled “Turning Arrows into Flowers” at elizabethwest.com.
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