Instructor: Judy Huge
August 14 - 18
10am - 12pm
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The memoirist writes, above all else, to redeem experience, to reawaken the past, to find its patterns, …and to coax sympathetic resonance from the reader.
- Sven Birkerts, The Art of Time in Memoir
Coaxing this “sympathetic resonance from the reader” is the difference between writing the stories people tend to read on airplanes and the ones that speak to the depths of the human spirit, the ones that are pondered and remembered. This workshop provides both new and experienced writers practical tools and personal advice for adding depth to your own non-fiction writing, keys to building better bridges between yourself, your reader, and the world outside your door. Topics range from the art of handling time in memoir through the critical role of the narrator in experience-based writing and on into the specific approaches your own writing might take to add dimension and direction.
Optional: Though not required, attendees are welcome to bring a page or two of their own non-fiction writing to this workshop process.
Judith Huge has spent over 30 years developing innovative approaches to both learning and writing. As president of her own national consulting firm, teacher of both undergraduate and graduate-level college courses, and director of writing workshops across the country, she has made a difference in the way thousands of people find, craft, and promote their voices through writing. She is a co-author of 101 Ways You Can Help, a guide to grief, as well as “A Middle Aged Woman and the Sea,” a tale of loss and transition published in the Traveler’s Tales anthology Women in the Wild.
In the words of a recent participant, “This was an experience I will always treasure...it opened up so many possibilities to explore.” Opening up possibilities is a strength Judy cherishes and shares.