Conference Schedule 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
So You Want to Write Nonfiction About Your Family with Andrea Avery
Date(s): Friday, February 21, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Heritage, University Club (view map)
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Memoir
Tags: Family, Empathy, Point of View, Perspective
About the Session
Join memoirist, educator, and writer, Andrea Avery in an exploration on the processes in which we write about our own family. As a participant, you will use writing exercises focused on empathy, point of view, and personal truth to tell your family stories from your own perspectives. What happens 'after' a creative nonfiction book about your family comes to life in a public realm? Learn from Avery's own discovery as a writer as she went public with her own version of her family's story via the publication of her memoir, Sonata. This session is geared toward memoirists and writers of creative nonfiction.