What Cheer Writers Club’s Craft Curiosities series invites local writers to take a deep dive into a single aspect of literary composition—from narrative technique and grammar to presentation and revision—through a two-hour skills-building intensive guided by a local teaching artist.
Workshops are open to all levels of writers across various genres and mediums. You must be 18+ to attend.
Fall 2021 Workshops
Structuring Memoir: Life as Constellation
Sat, Sept 25 1-3pm on Zoom
With Maria Mutch
Sometimes the events of a life can feel less like a typical story and more like a constellation of disparate parts. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to work with this phenomenon and give compelling shape and structure to memoir, investigating variations in structure from the simple to the complex in works by authors such as Rebecca Solnit, Jesmyn Ward, Patti Smith, Helen MacDonald and Carmen Maria Machado. Memoir writers, including cross-genre and hybrid artists, will come away with a variety of organizing techniques and inspiration.