Too often, the belief that something is forbidden or unthinkable forms a writer's impenetrable blocks. Contemporary culture and media might lull us into thinking that nothing is forbidden or unthinkable. Quite the opposite is true. Clearly, the forbidden and the unthinkable are different for each writer. This generative workshop is designed to enable participants to bring out that which they may have kept hidden. We will write into the material which we fear, the perhaps unexplored stories which, in fact, we long to write.
Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Faculty 2017
About Mary Sojourner
Mary Sojourner's latest short story collection, The Talker, was published by Torrey House Press 2017. She's published three novels: Sisters of the Dream, Going Through Ghosts and 29; the short story collection, Delicate, essay collection, Bonelight: Ruin and Grace in the New Southwest, Bonelight: rituals of loss and desire; two memoirs, She Bets Her Life and Solace. She was chosen as a Distinguished Writer in Residence in 2007 by the Virginia C. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. She teaches at writing conferences throughout the Southwest, including the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference; and has taken part in residencies throughout America. Find more about Sojourner at http://www.breakthroughwriting.net.