What is the power of place in our lives? How do we define home?
In this one-day class, our ideas and musings about place will frame the written work. Short readings by writers such as Sandra Cisneros, Louise Erdrich, David Sedaris and Gary Shteyngart will be shared to provide some context and serve as examples of how flexible the definition of place and home can be and how that translates into provocative literature. This flexibility offers ripe opportunity to wonder on the page, to tell stories and craft narratives that have unexpected depth and power.
Joseph Campbell reminds us: “Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.” It is in this exploration of the literal and figurative sacred places we call home--in people, places and things around us and in our memories--that will guide our writing.
This course is open to writers of all levels.