Who We Were, Who We Are, Who We’re Becoming - A Writing Workshop

Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021 Time: 10:00 am-12:30 pm Location: via Zoom  Fee: $100 in advance

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GUEST SPEAKER:

Elayne Clift

Journalist and Author

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This five-session writing workshop, largely grounded in memory writing, focuses on “Identity on the Page,” and other writing workshops facilitated by Elayne Clift for GMALL. Using a hybrid approach, Elayne will draw upon previous workshops that embrace life stories, the art and craft of writing, archetypal journeys, and writing with humor. Using in-class and homework prompts, and finding inspiration from major writers, the workshop encourages solid writing and editing techniques while inviting meaningful exploration into our life journeys that can provide new insights and foster personal and writing growth while being pleasantly revealing -- and fun. Come prepared to discover the writer within you, and to voluntarily share the rewarding experience of participating in a supportive writer’s group!

This workshop will meet Thursdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

Elayne Clift, a Vermont Humanities Council Scholar, is an award-winning writer and journalist, a writing workshop leader, and a lecturer. Her work has been widely anthologized and appears in numerous publications internationally. A regular columnist for the Keene Sentinel and the Brattleboro Commons, a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books, she has written for various magazines and periodicals. Her first novel, Hester’s Daughters, a contemporary, feminist retelling of The Scarlet Letter, appeared in 2012 and her award-winning short story collection, Children of the Chalet, was published by Braughler Books (2015). Her latest book is Around the World in 50 Years: Travel Tales of a Not So Innocent Abroad (Braughler Books, 2019).