Elements of Craft
Reading Like a Writer

WDtS Egleston: Memory Work: How Memory Makes Character

Saturday, May 13th, 12:00pm-1:30pm (EST)
In-Person: Egleston Library
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
30 seats max

This class is free and you do not need to pay or apply for a scholarship. Instead, to join this class fill out This Form. DO NOT use any of the other buttons or links to apply to this class.

"Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted." So says Leonard Shelby in Christopher Nolan's film Momento, and there's a wealth of writing that agrees. Whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, narration in our writing often deals with things remembered and mis-remembered. Lots of writing advice focuses on "backstory" for our characters, but it's through memory that this backstory comes alive and affects our characters today. This class will look at the way memory works—in the brain, from a social perspective, and of course a craft perspective. Writers of all levels and experience are welcome!

Who Should Register?

Write Down the Street has a special focus on making the creative writing workshop more accessible to those who face challenges due to cost, language skills, lack of access to transportation, and other barriers. We believe that all voices must be spotlighted with the range and fullness they deserve.

These programs are offered tuition-free thanks to the support of generous donors who are committed to our mission of ensuring all voices are heard.

Families welcome. Coffee and snacks provided (at sites that allow food/drink). Teens are welcome to attend with an older relative. We will provide simple activities to keep young children occupied.

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Peter Medeiros
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