November 23, 2019
Memoir Writing Workshop
Okanagan Campus | 11:00am–1:00pm
Inspired Word Café Workshop: Tough Language, Tender Wisdom
Tough Language, Tender Wisdom is a writing workshop that invites participants to press on forward into some of the more challenging aspects of writing from personal experience. These challenges may be all-around writers’ block or feeling out of practice, or these challenges may lie with writing specific memories or events. Come break the isolation of writing through challenges alone.
Amber Dawn will lead participants through a series of freewriting exercises, group discussion and optional peer-to-peer sharing and strategizing. Tough Language, Tender Wisdom is memoir-focused, although easily adapted for poets, playwrights, lyricists and fiction writers.
Please come with pen and paper, or with laptop or other writing device.
This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsors include the Okanagan Regional Library and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Amber Dawn’s Bio
Amber Dawn is the author of the novels Sodom Road Exit (2018) and Sub Rosa (winner of a Lambda Literary Award, 2010), the Vancouver Book Award-winning memoir How Poetry Saved My Life (2013). She is also editor of Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire and co-editor of With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn. She teaches creative writing at Douglas College in Vancouver, and also leads several low-barrier community writing classes.
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