ONLINE ONLY: Writers Working - Pulling In to Branch Out

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 7/13/2021
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
 This is a live, interactive meeting. Click here to join the meeting or click "Join Meeting" above.

This fun, eclectic workshop invites writers to try their hand at "Hermit Crab Essays."

Hermit Crab essays are those that borrow their forms from other kinds of communication (think personal ads, medical charts, syllabi, album liner notes). While this has become a popular form in creative nonfiction, the technique has applications for poetry and fiction as well.

This workshop will feature some examples of Hermit Crab writing, provide some prompts to promote it, and will offer ideas for incorporating it into fiction, nonfiction, and poetry writing projects. Come willing to be wildly creative and to throw your normal sense of convention to the wind and to engage in a fun and challenging writing style.

Kristin Dorsey is a Professor in the Humanities Department at Central Oregon Community College. She’s a generalist, which means that she teaches a variety of academic and creative writing classes, along with literature classes from Early American literature to Children’s literature. She used to read and write a lot. And then she had twins. And now she draws a lot of circles and reads a lot of Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? Teaching creative writing workshops in the community keeps her excited about her own writing and that of others.

The mission of Central Oregon Writers Guild is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Their goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and at all skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, where volunteers coordinate the group's activities.

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Library: All Branches
Contact: Paige M. Ferro
Contact Number: 541-312-1063
Presenter: Central Oregon Writers Guild
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