Towson University, Liberal Arts Building
251 University Ave., Towson, MD, United States
I'll be teaching a session on writing nonfiction about trauma--how to get to the heart of your story and tell it well. This is always such a great conference, organized by Geoff Becker, and I'm honored to be teaching in it for the first time!
Liberty Salon N, O, & P, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four
Mommy Dearest/Daughter Darling: Putting Words In Her Mouth. (Michelle Herman, Kathryn Rhett, Cade Leebron, Meghan Daum, Maggie Smith.) Whose story is this anyway? Women writing about their daughters and women writing about their mothers—and a mother and daughter pair of nonfiction writers who frequently write about each other (that would be me & Cade) and thus […]
Thanks to Torie Amarie Dale and everyone else at the South Carolina Writers Association for a great conference! I loved teaching a session on how to build a scene, and leading the Prose Slushfest (anonymous first pages put up for critique, as many as we could talk about in 45 minutes). The conference is full […]
The BWC is coming up fast! I'll be doing quick critiques for poetry & Gettysburg Review Editor Mark Drew will be discussing literary magazines. Looking forward to seeing conference organizer/fiction writer Geoff Becker, fellow faculty and participants--including G'burg students from my senior seminar in literary nonfiction, and Writing House residents.
“What a metaphor expresses cannot be said directly or apart from it, for if it could be, one would have said it directly.” (from Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, by Lauren Slater) A metaphor is suggestive — it creates new meanings and associations. And it can teach the writer, too — as we intuitively create metaphors, we […]