Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Six sessions, Monday evenings
Begins November 2nd (skipping the week of Thanksgiving (11/23)
Often, we yearn to write about our lives, but get stuck on how to begin. Luckily, there are countless ways to tell a story. Creative nonfiction holds many subgenres within itself: memoir, personal essay, travel/food writing, lyric essay, literary journalism, and more, so with these variations and possibilities as our focus, this workshop will pay close attention not only to the subjects we hope to write about, but also the kinds of containers we can imagine to amplify and expand our stories for a larger audience. We will focus on successful moves other writers make, new ways to approach challenging subjects, and how to embody our experiences more fully on the page.
What to expect each week:
Anyone who is interested in writing with a small, dedicated community of fellow creators is welcome, from beginners to those working on a project already in process.
Space is limited. For more information, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$3 suggested donation
A reading of poetry and prose, featuring the 1078 Literary Committee: Kathleen McPartland, Sarah Pape, Hilary Tellesen, Jeff Hull and Jason Willmon.
WordFire Conference Website
Ignite your creativity! Fiction writers, poets, essayists and playwrights will find mentors and workshops to inspire their writing at the third annual WordFire creative writing conference. The one-day event will take place Saturday, April 26 at Butte College, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, in the Learning Resource Center, 2nd floor. Workshops in poetry, fiction, and other creative genres will be open to the public as well as to the Butte College community of faculty, staff, and students.
The Bookstore, Chico CA
November 21st, 2013
Community reading hosted by Bob Garner and The Bookstore, every third Thursday of the month.
Poetry Night Reading Series
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA
June 6th, 2013
The Poetry Night Reading Series is proud to welcome Rae Gouirand and Sarah Pape on Thursday, June 6th at 8 P.M. They will be performing at the John Natsoulas Gallery at 521 1st Street.
WordFire Writer's Conference
Butte Community College
April 6th, 2013
Tell the Truth: Risk-Taking and Art-Making in Creative Nonfiction
The author V.S. Pritchett said, “It’s all in the art. You get no credit for the living.” In this workshop, we will look at the ways nonfiction writers employ the personal/confessional story as a literary device, providing structure, organization and narrative variation. We will also discuss some of the complexities inherent in writing prose that relies on memory and the assumption of fact. Finally, we will put some of these theories to the test, working and reworking our own stories through a selection of writing prompts.