Location: The Wilsonville Public Library in the Oak Room
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 at the door
You’ve got a great story in mind—but how should you tell it? “Tell all the truth but tell it slant,” Emily Dickinson advised. Do you aim for a faithful description of events, or do you use your experiences as fodder for fiction? In either case, you must construct a story with narrative and emotional integrity. In this workshop, novelist and essayist Emily Chenoweth offers tips, examples, writing exercises, and supplemental readings to help you turn life into art.
Emily Chenoweth is a former fiction editor of Publishers Weekly and the author of the semi-autobiographical novel, Hello Goodbye, which was nominated for an Oregon Book Award and was named one of the top ten Northwest books of 2009 by The Oregonian. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Self, Bookforum, People, Plazm, and the anthology The Friend Who Got Away.