Mine your past for the rich stories that lie unearthed within. Take inspiration from the artwork by artist Mary Mattingly in the exhibition currently on view at Kimball Art Center.
This class is for anyone simply curious about memoir writing, to those who have begun writing, but are looking for community and education to help turn their work into an edited narrative– long or short form. Memoir, as seen in Soil Stories by Mary Mattingly, is a dynamic art form that inspires readers, heals writers, and turns the ordinary into a powerful tool for connection and compassion. Prompts will be provided, encouraging attendees to view their lives from unseen angles, both natural and cultural. All attendees will leave with a clearer understanding of the elements of memoir, including structure, narrative arc, and banishing writer’s block.