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Lay It Bare: The Naked Heart of Personal Narrative

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Lay It Bare: The Naked Heart of Personal Narrative
Margaret Malone
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$165 plus $5 Materials Fee
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February 27, 2018
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Workshop Overview

The most successful works of memoir, whether book or essay, combine self-imagination, a bare naked heart and a fearless dose of honesty. This workshop will be structured around finding our way into this place. Read excerpts, write, share work, and discuss different methods of non-fiction storytelling. We will investigate ways to unearth material from our lives as we learn constructive editing techniques. Our focus together will be generating new work. You'll leave with several fragments and starts, and one longer piece to return to on your own.

About the Instructor(s)

Margaret is the author of the story collection PEOPLE LIKE YOU. Her non-fiction has been published in "The Missouri Review," "Oregon Humanities," "Portland Review" and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at Literary Arts and the Independent Publishing Resource Center. She is a co-host of the artist & literary gathering SHARE in Portland where she lives with her husband and two children.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Pen and paper, or computer for writing together

• A photograph of yourself, either alone or with others, that is important to you in some way

• An object that you love (something that can fit in your hand)

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• Reading handout

• Reading prompts

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