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Write Here, Write Now: At The Intersection of Personal and Cultural Memory with Piper J. Daniels

Date(s): Monday, September 23, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: 
Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Type(s): 
Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Memoir, Mixed Genre
Cost: $8

About the Class

Need ideas to help you get started writing? Take a dip into our classes before you dive in! Presented in partnership with Phoenix College and Changing Hands Bookstore, Write Here, Write Now is a pop-up workshop the fourth Monday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Changing Hands Phoenix (300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013)

This month: At the Intersection of Personal and Cultural Memory with Piper J. Daniels

As writers, we all have stories to tell. But what makes those stories interesting, relatable, and impactful to others? How do we use our life experiences to connect to a larger cultural memory and render those experiences relevant to the world at large? Armed with examples from established writers and informed by intensive exercises, we’ll define the personal stories that only we can tell and learn how to make them engaging and meaningful to a larger readership.

Photograph of Piper J. Daniels

Piper J. Daniels (she/ her) is a Michigan native and queer intersectional feminist currently living in the American Southwest. She received a BA from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA from University of Washington. Her debut essay collection, Ladies Lazarus, won the Tarpaulin Sky Book Award, was longlisted for the PEN Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award For the Art of the Essay, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Nonfiction. Entropy named Ladies Lazarus one of their favorite books of 2018. Daniels’s work appears in Hotel Amerika, The Rumpus, Tarpaulin Sky, Entropy, Longreads, and elsewhere. She works as a full-time writer and manuscript consultant to the curious and the brave.