Repeat Event: Repeat every Wednesday until June 29, 2011
"This is the Year I write like it's my last day"
GO! Arts Creative Writing with Barbara Renaud Gonzalez
1. To reinforce the Goldens understanding about Voice as it relates to fiction/poetry/essay so that the Goldens can begin/complete their individual works for their family, the public, or for publication.
2. To give guidance in the vital connection between creativity and writing (The Creative Fire, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Sounds True CD).
3. To explore with the Goldens how the three genres overlap and how the writer's voice is critical to every genre. Assignments will be given and the Goldens will be asked to share their writing with the class for critique. Writing exercises will also be provided in each class.
Books/CD to be used by the students (depending on their interest)
Bird by Bird, Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott, 1995 This Year You Write Your Novel, Walter Mosley, Little Brown & Company, 2007 The Creative Fire, Audio CD, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Sounds True recording 2005
Other books used by the Workshop Leader -- copies of selected texts to be provided to Goldens:
Real Life: Ten Stories of Aging, Patrick McKee and Jon Thiem, eds, University Press of Colorado, 1994 Ordinary Genius, A guide for the poet within, W. W. Norton & Company, 2009 Poets Against the War, edited by Sam Hamill, Thunder's Mouth Press, 2003 Writing the Memoir, Judith Barrington, Eighth Mountain Press, 1997