Folk Wisdom: Proverbs as Prompts for Narrative, Memoir, Poem
1817 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
In this experiential workshop we'll look at proverbial writing in poems, and excerpts from fiction and memoir by James Dickey, Joseph Bathanti, James Wright, Flannery O’Connor and others. Selected passages represent or reflect upon proverbs—like “Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder,” “A Dog is a Man’s Best Friend,” and “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” Participants will then develop their own drafts in the form of flash fiction, poems, memoir extracts, or story openings.
About the Instructor: TIna Barr's books include Green Target, winner of the Barrow Street Press Book Prize, as well as the Brockman-Campbell Award for the best book of poems published in NC in 2018, Kaleidoscope (Iris Press) and The Gathering Eye (Tupelo Press Editor’s Prize) and three chapbooks, all winners of chapbook contests. Her Fellowships include the National Endowment for the Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and MacDowell Colony. She teaches in the Great Smokies CW Program at UNCA.
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