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Writing About Family: a Poetry Workshop with Pam Baggett

October 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Flannery O’Connor once said, “Anyone who has survived childhood has enough material to write for the rest of his life.” Yet writing about family is difficult. If our relationships are easy ones, love tends to make us gush. If difficult, it can be agonizing to bring painful truths to the page. In this generative workshop, we’ll explore families, their quirks and complications, the pleasures we experience and the damage wrought. We’ll consider techniques for writing about both tender and tough times with honesty, depth, and compassion. The workshop is free and open to the public; writers working at all levels and in other genres are welcome. Please register at 919-245-2536.

Writing About Family is supported by the Orange County Arts Commission.