A Workshop led by Nicole Hollander, creator of the comic strip Sylvia, whose most recent book is Tales of Aging Gracefully from the Planet Denial.
2-4 p.m. October 21, 2008
Wexner Center Cartoon Research Library
Enrollment is limited to 10 students
Workshop participants will be asked to
- introduce themselves and describe a line from a film or book that resonates strongly with them.
- bring and read one paragraph from a favorite memoir.
- write a one-page memoir before class about an item of clothing, shoes, or a haircut that changed a day or seems to express a pattern. Bring the essay to the workshop and be prepared to share it. [Optional: bring the item or a photograph of it with you to the workshop.]
- as others read their memoirs, write a thought from each memoir that is striking OR make a sketch or doodle in response to the words. This is not a critique but a reaction to the feelings the memoir evokes.
- write about a place, building, or room that carries a vivid memory of the past.
Co-sponsored by Project Narrative and the Cartoon Research Library. To register, e-mail Jim Phelan firstname.lastname@example.org.