With Poet and Essayist Dana Wildsmith
Saturdays: June 21 & 28, 2014
Hours: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Class will take place in the 1902 OCAF Center building at 34 School Street in Watkinsville.
Class fee: $115 OCAF Members, $125 Non-Members
Focus on the facts of your life to create stories, poems and essays which move beyond merely recording family stories. This class is for you if you have something to say to a larger audience, even if you are not sure how to begin. Learn how to go beyond memoir to saying something of value without being preachy or pedantic. Shape and share your writing with the class. We'll also discuss publication possibilities.
An award-winning Georgia writer, Dana Wildsmith is author of the nonfiction memoir Back to Abnormal: Surviving With An Old Farm In the New South (2010), which references her life on a 150-year-old farm outside Bethlehem, Georgia, and her discomfort with encroaching urban sprawl. She also has written five books of poems with her most recent collection of poetry published in 2013, Christmas in Bethlehem. Additionally her collection of poetry, One Good Hand (2005), was a SIBA Poetry Book of the Year nominee.
Wildsmith has served as artist-in-residence at Devil's Tower National Monument in Wyoming, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, and the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska, and has been a poetry fellow with the South Carolina Academy of Authors. She has taught writing workshops throughout the Southease and currently English as a Second language at lanier Techinical College in Oakwood, GA. For more information visit www.danawildsmith.com.
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