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1-5 PM Lost & Found: Writing to Remember
June 28, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm$60.00
Sunday, June 28 1-5 PM
Lost and Found: Writing to Remember
Whatever you have lost—your first taste of ice cream, your desire to climb Mount Everest, your marriage, parents, or empathy in the face of loss–find it again in words. Though brain researchers now tell us that memories aren’t stored intact but get “rewritten” each time we remember them, memoirists have sensed this all along. How do we approach memories that are painful? How do we write what we can’t quite remember? How can we honor those who are gone? And what does this kind of work mean for the living? In this four-hour workshop, we’ll explore how memory works, reading excerpts from fabulous writers and learning techniques to coax out even our shyest memories. Tears and laughter are both welcome. No experience necessary. Cost is $60 (thanks to CBI co-sponsorship). Limited additional scholarships available on request.
Instructor Monica Wesolowska is the author of the memoir, Holding Silvan: A Brief Life, which was named a “Best Book” of 2013 by The Boston Globe and Library Journal. Her fiction and essays have appeared in many other venues including The New York Times. She’s taught writing at UC Berkeley Extension for over a decade. Read more at www.monicawesolowska.com.