Finding Your Own True Voice: Approaches to Personal Narrative
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I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear. – Joan Didion
The best first-person narratives are as much about “the who” as “the what”, as in who’s telling the story and why. Acclaimed author, memoirist and instructor Dinah Lenney will lead a discussion that will look at a sampling of published memoirs and personal essays to explore a range of strategies for discovering our best material and getting it to the page.
Participants will play with prompts to activate memory and imagination, allowing for time travel between present and past, and to develop the balance between narration and reflection (show and tell) so rewarding for writers and readers of creative nonfiction.
This is a free program that will be held at the Palms-Rancho Park Library. Space is limited, so please respond early. For more information, please contact Sharon Padua, Director of Major and Planned Gifts, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213.292.6268.
Reservation and Wait-list Policy
LFLA Members will receive advance notice to make reservations, before being open to the general public.
Reservations will be taken until the program is full, at which point a waiting list will be maintained. If you or anyone in your party can no longer attend, please inform us ahead of time to the best of your ability. If you are on the waiting list and a reserved guest cancels, the Library Foundation will contact you regarding availability.