Nonfiction Places and Spaces
July 2 – July 27, 2018
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Place plays an important role in nonfiction writing, often assuming the role of another character in memoir, essays and literary journalism. In this adult workshop, we’ll consider writers who have made place and location central to nonfiction. Participants will write about personal and public landscapes from a variety of perspectives, from memories of home to capturing places visited. Exercises will include incorporating multi-sensory detail, the role of research, and using place to support character description. Fiction writers who are setting their work in real-life places also will benefit from this workshop.
Vicki Mayk bio
Vicki Mayk is a seasoned memoirist, nonfiction writer and magazine editor whose work has appeared in print and online publications including Ms Magazine, Hippocampus Magazine, Literary Mama, and the Manifest-Station. She is the editor of the magazine at Wilkes University, where she also teaches adult creative nonfiction workshops and a class about the power of story for freshmen. She created and teaches a memoir workshop for the bereaved at St. Luke’s Hospice in Bethlehem, Pa., and teaches writing workshops under the umbrella of her consulting business, Write To Heal. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative nonfiction at Wilkes University. Her web site is www.vickimayk.com