WRITING YOUR LIFE STORY: A new creative writing workshop with Christopher Luna begins May 2, 2019
Beginning in May 2019, Printed Matter Vancouver co-founder Christopher Luna will offer a new eight-week workshop called Writing Your Life Story at Angst Gallery on Thursdays from 10:30am – 1:00pm.
WRITING YOUR LIFE STORY
Who: Open to all skill levels. The class will be limited to ten (10) participants.
Where: Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St., Vancouver, WA 98660
When: 10:30a – 1p Thursday, May 2 – Thursday, June 27, 2019 (Note: no class June 20)
What: Document your memories for your family or for possible future publication. Complete short timed writings as well as weekly take-home assignments. Give and receive feedback in a safe, informal environment.
Cost: $225 (cash, check, card)
REGISTER AT ANGST: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 12 – 3:30pm, OR
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 12 – 3:30pm
May 2 – June 27
July 11 – August 29
Oct 3 – Nov 21
Overview: Christopher Luna will introduce the participants to the techniques of creative nonfiction storytelling which uses the content of one’s life as the foundation for narrative. He will introduce current examples in popular nonfiction and memoir to assist the process. Participants will be encouraged to share their writing in a safe environment (no one will be required to share their stories) with the option of receiving feedback from the facilitator and other students. We will work to achieve the following goals:
1) learn the key elements of successful storytelling in written form,
2) create a living document for yourself, your family, or others,
3) delve into or build upon your written skills.
Bring your ideas, notes, paper, and pen/pencil (no books required).
Your Facilitator: Christopher Luna
With an MFA in Creative Writing and over 25 years of experience as a creative writing teacher, published author, workshop leader, editor, and writing coach, Christopher Luna will lead you through skill-building techniques, content reflection, supporting examples, and constructive feedback. Originally from Long Island, New York, Christopher has made Vancouver, Washington his home since 2003. Since then he has taught a variety of English classes at Clark College, led poetry and memoir writing workshops, and served as the first Clark County Poet Laureate (2013-2017).
For questions contact Christopher Luna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-910-1066.
“The highest purpose of art is to inspire.” –Bob Dylan