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True Stories, with Tara Curtis

  • 23 Nov 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom

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True Stories, with Tara Curtis
(Meeting every fourth Monday)


Join this new ESWA discussion group, which explores the many different forms of creative nonfiction. Open to all level of writers from all genres. This group meets every fourth Monday and is facilitated by the fabulous Tara Curtis! 

Register for this event here: https://easternshorewriters.org/event-4047926

But what is creative nonfiction?

Lee Gutkind, dubbed "the Godfather behind creative nonfiction" by Vanity Fair, says:

"In some ways, creative nonfiction is like jazz—it’s a rich mix of flavors, ideas, and techniques, some of which are newly invented and others as old as writing itself. Creative nonfiction can be an essay, a journal article, a research paper, a memoir, or a poem; it can be personal or not, or it can be all of these.

The words 'creative' and 'nonfiction' describe the form. The word 'creative' refers to the use of literary craft, the techniques fiction writers, playwrights, and poets employ to present nonfiction—factually accurate prose about real people and events—in a compelling, vivid, dramatic manner. The goal is to make nonfiction stories read like fiction so that your readers are as enthralled by fact as they are by fantasy."

--from: Creative Nonfiction: Real Stories, "What is Creative Nonfiction"

Join us this month as we discuss the personal essay "Any Given Day" by Judith Kitchen.  Please read this ahead of time.


TARA CURTIS

Tara Curtis creates: creative nonfiction, photography, and community. She also likes cooking, robust conversation, the beach, singing, and a well-sharpened Dixon Ticonderoga #2. A former journalist and freelance writer, Tara now focuses on writing personal essays, memoir, and other works of creative nonfiction. She created and leads two online writing groups: a weekly accountability group for female writers and biweekly flash creative nonfiction workshop group for The Writer's Center in Maryland. She lives near New Hope, PA until she fulfills her dream of living near the ocean in Rehoboth. Connect with her at www.taracurtiscreates.com.


Please note: a link to access this session will be emailed to all registered 12 hours before the event begins.

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