Sunday, December 9, 2018

Hope to see you on Dec. 17th: Readings on the Pike

I'm looking forward to reading with Caroline Bock, Lottie Joiner, Zach Powers, Norie Quintos, Melissa Scholes Young, Amy Freeman, Caron Martinez, Courtney LeBlanc, Hannah Grieco, and Venus Thrash on Monday, December 17th at Readings on the Pike. Thank you to Hannah Grieco for organizing this new series!

Details about the reading:

Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM
(doors open at 7:30 and reading starts at 8:00)
Twisted Vines
2803 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Virginia 22204

I hope to see you there for the reading and book sale!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Narrative Memoir Writing Workshop at Politics and Prose Bookstore

I'm excited to be teaching my Narrative Memoir Writing Workshop at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., starting on March 12, 2019. If you're interested, register today through the bookstore (spaces usually fill up quickly!)

Here are the details from the listing:

Narrative Memoir Workshop (1941)

Five Tuesday: March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 10 a.m. to noon.

$175 (10% off for Members)
Memoir, like all creative non-fiction, relies on literary craft tools such as scene and plot to mold a clear storyline and develop characters. 

This five-meeting workshop will help you to write your memories into scenes for essays or chapters of a full manuscript. Participants will respond to writing prompts and workshop one essay or manuscript excerpt (up to 750 words.) We will consider issues of editing, revising, organizing research and chapters, and publishing. Students will receive feedback from peers and the instructor during group workshop sessions throughout the last four classes.  

This class is open to all levels, from first-time memoirists to experienced writers.

In-class writing prompts will change every session; you are welcome to take this class more than once.

No homework is due for the first day of class. Please bring paper and a pen (or charged laptop) to every class. You will be writing in-class and at home starting with the first session.

We will rely on email for communication and distribution of student writing after the first week.

To participate fully in the class, it is necessary to have an email account that you check regularly.
Five Tuesday: March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 10 a.m. to noon.

Recommended Reading:

The Art of the Personal Essay, ed. by Phillip Lopate

Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoirby Beth Kephart

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Happy Holidays!

I wish everyone a happy, healthy and regenerative holiday season!

If you are looking for writing-related gifts for loved ones (or yourself!), you might consider a gift certificate for writing coaching. I have openings for new clients beginning in January.

Don't hesitate to email me (chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions or to make your first appointment today.