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Sense of Time and Place, a Confluence of Research and Literary Craft

  • 16 Oct 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The Ross Mansion, Seaford, Delaware

Mary Pauer, 2019 DDoA  Emerging Literary Fellow in Creative Nonfiction hosts a half day seminar:

 Sense of Time and Place, a Confluence of Research and Literary Craft 

A half-day seminar on creative nonfiction with a look at “What it is,” how a writer employs creative nonfiction in writing a family history, and the ethical approach to establishing a sense of time and place in the creative nonfiction genre, with readings from award-winning work by Mary Pauer and Leslie Oh.

Wednesday October 16th  

The Ross Mansion in Seaford, Delaware

 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Participants will meet in the fully-furnished Italianate-style mansion built in 1857, and will be treated to a private tour following the presentations, discussions and readings.  

Refreshments and drinks served. Please bring own bagged lunch.


Mary Pauer, a three time DDOA fellow, developmental editor, author of Traveling Moons, workshop leader, educator will suggest concepts and ways for authors to create a sense of real time and place for their readers. 

Katherine Ward, executive director with Delaware Press Association, journalist, author, editor, educator, will lead the interactive the discussion about creative nonfiction: “True stories, well told.”

Tamra Wilson, journalist, author and co-editor of the award-winning anthology Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations that Changed their Lives (McFarland 2018)  presents her own journey with the orphan train as she researches and writes about her great grandmother’s departure from a New York orphanage in 1860 to farm life in  the Midwest.

Featured speaker,Leslie Hsu Oh, is the 2019 DDoA Established Literary Fellow in Creative Nonfiction. A well-respected author, speaker, health advocate and world traveler, Oh will discuss ethics in establishing sense of time and place.

Both Oh and Pauer will read from their award-winning memoir and essay pieces.

Join us in a vibrant morning of discussions, presentations and enjoy the intimate setting of one of the few antebellum mansions in Sussex County.

Free and open to the public.

Space is limited.

To register, please RSVP to marymargaretpauer@gmail.com, no later than October 1, 2019 and be sure to put October 16th in the subject line.

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