The contemporary writer, Jayne Ann Phillips, suggests that when we view meaningful photographs, emotional slips into the image may occur. In this workshop, students will bring in to examine one of their own favorite photographs and ask, “Why is this image part of my story, my world? What about this picture nudges the memory?” The photograph may be your mother’s beehive, your baby’s smile, the station wagon with wood grain siding, the gaudy velvet wallpaper, or maybe the scotch and soda on the table next to your father’s recliner. Using a few simple writing exercises, we will sort through answers to these questions and then write a short memoir piece. Not only the photograph itself, but also the wondering and reflecting will shape our written work. Writers of all genres and levels are welcome. Please bring your chosen photograph to class.