Fueling the Fires: Journal as Inspiration
[No City], NC
Virtual Meeting URL: https://www.charlottelit.org/zoom1
Recording our private thoughts is fundamental to growing as a writer. It’s where we muse on the things that trouble or fascinate us. But in this busy world, how do we set aside the time needed to be alone with our thoughts? And how do we turn those notions into something we can share with others? In this class, we’ll discuss the many options available for journaling as well as techniques for transforming these scribbles into polished stories, essays, or poems. Time will be divided between teaching, looking at examples, discussion, writing in class, and sharing.
About the Instructor: Ashley Memory's fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in numerous journals and magazines, most recently in The Independent, Poets & Writers, Wired and Real Simple. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has twice won the Doris Betts Fiction Prize. Her first poetry collection, Waiting for the Wood Thrush, was published in 2019 by Finishing Line Press.
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