Conference Schedule 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Interviews: Drawing on Familial Experience to Inspire Your Writing with Gionni Ponce
Date(s): Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Location: Basha, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Seminar, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Family History, Journalism, Memoir, Mixed Genre, Personal Essays, Research
Tags: Family, Culture, Interviews
About the Session
Writing is not only deeply personal but cultural. What better place to discover the nuances of cultural experience than within your own family? Our parents, grandparents, aunts, and cousins are great sources of knowledge. In this generative seminar, we'll explore the complications of and uses for conducting family interviews to enrich your writing as well as contemplate when we should expand on a familial experience to craft more compelling stories. We'll brainstorm potential interviewees and questions we may put to them.