A magna cum laude graduate of Middlebury College’s English Department & Creative Writing program, Parent studied writing under Julia Alvarez and Jay Parini. She’s been writing stories since she could hold a crayon. (Seriously. Check it out.) Her first poem was published when she was 10 years old, and she was selected to read it aloud … [Read more…]
In this workshop participants will investigate published memoir to see what makes the genre work. Participants will engage in in-class writing exercises and have the opportunity to conference with the instructor and their peers to get Gateless feedback on their own writing. 4 weeks Tuesdays 7-9 PM August 4- September 1 $165 What is Gateless? … [Read more…]
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I very much enjoyed meeting some amazing people at the recent Burlington Writers’ Workshop “Special Topics in Nonfiction: Blending Journalism and Memoir” workshop I ran. And what a nice note from writer Wendy Anderson I received. Thanks, Wendy. I look forward talking writing at another upcoming workshop. In the meantime, please subscribe to my … [Read more…]
In the interest of keeping all things in one location: here are the two links to the reading on Special Topics in Nonfiction: Blending Journalism and Memoir We will be discussing Jennie Yabroff”s Can Memoir Be Journalism? Of Course it Can – And Here’s Why and Susan Shapiro’s Make Me Worry You’re Not O.K. (Click on … [Read more…]
I will be offering a through the Burlington Writers’ Workshop on November 15. There are still 4 spots left, so come on by and join in on the fun. special nonfiction workshop If you are interested in a longer term memoir workshop, I will be offering a second session of my four week … [Read more…]
It only seems appropriate on this voting day: the participants have decided! The four-week memoir writing workshop I lead will continue for another four weeks. (I guess that technically makes it an eight-week memoir writing workshop, but, hey, we’re not here to do math.) We’d love to have you join in on the fun! Email … [Read more…]
By Annalisa Parent www.annalisaparent.com The four-week writing workshop started last night. We look to have a great group; it’s the biggest I’ve run yet. I am really excited to meet all of these writers and to hear their stories as the workshop unfolds. We may run a second session depending on demand, so stay tuned … [Read more…]
By Annalisa Parent www.annalisaparent.com There is still room in this writing workshop I am offering. It begins in October. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll or for more information. Last semester we had a great time, so come on down and join the fun!
Sadly, the four-week memoir writing workshop I offered at a continuing education program came to a close last evening. The participants and I were having such a great time together, they asked to extend the class another four weeks! It was an honor to be a part of a great group of people and to hear their writing … [Read more…]
I teach a memoir class once a week in a continuing education program. Each week I give the participants a prompt. Oftentimes they will bring back what they’ve written over the week in response to the prompt. Some are better than others; here is one that yielded a lot of good writing and discussion. Where … [Read more…]
Life is short, and so am I. You’ll hear this quip from me often. I believe that life should be lived to the fullest and with passion. For me, that has always meant, as the Greek poet Horace so aptly stated “Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It’s good to be silly at … [Read more…]