ABOUT MY APPROACH
In my workshops and one-on-one coaching, I help students overcome blocks and other preconceived ideas about their writing by showcasing techniques aimed at "connected" writing. I also seek to help students to uncover their deeper story—the underlying pattern, that bit of wisdom, which helps them shape their material.
I teach life writing (i.e., essays and memoir writing) to students at all levels of skill and experience.
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@ The Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
Sunday, November 2, 2014.
All day (10 AM - 4 PM)
Burst through writer’s block and turn diaries, blogs and freewrites into the start of your memoir. Writer Paul Zakrzewski will help you concentrate on those elements that propel work beyond private journaling and onto the printed page. There will be plenty of in-class exercises and feedback to lead you to a completed rough draft of a short memoir by the end of the day.
THE ART OF THE MEMOIR:
How to Create A Compelling Self in Essays and Memoir
In this workshop you’ll learn to create the sort of powerful “voice” you admire in the work of your favorite writers, the style or narrator voice on the page that drives an enthusiastic reader further into your memoir or essay. No matter how difficult or painful the subject, a reader will always accompany an author who has learned to tell her story by harnessing a distinct and engaging voice.
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