The Art and Craft of Writing Family Stories @ Manitoba Writers Guild, Winnipeg [15 November]

The Art and Craft of Writing Family Stories

18:00 - 20:00

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Manitoba Writers Guild
100 Arthur Street, Suite 218, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
The Art and Craft of Writing Family Stories
Workshop leader: Lorri Neilsen Glenn

Family stories appear in a wealth of forms – as poems, essays, memoir, postcard stories, plays and more. (And we know short stories and novels often include family stories re-imagined). This workshop will explore the many ways we can craft our family and ancestral stories into compelling poetry and prose.
We will also touch on common concerns in writing about family: What happens when the information is scant, conflicting, or missing? What are our responsibilities as writers when family member's stories are involved? Anne Lamott argues we own our stories, that if people wanted (us) “to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better” – but is that always the case?

Lorri Neilsen Glenn is a poet, essayist, teacher and researcher. Her most recent books include the bestselling Untying the Apron: Daughters Remember Mothers of the 1950s, an anthology of prose and poetry, and an acclaimed book of lyric essays in bricolage form, Threading Light: Explorations in Loss and Poetry. The former poet laureate of Halifax, she has won awards for her writing, her innovative teaching, her research and her work in the arts. She is Professor Emerita at Mount Saint Vincent University and mentor's at the University of King's College MFA program in creative nonfiction. She lives with her family in Nova Scotia.
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