Monday, October 20, 2008

I would go, but I'm giving a presentation on why margaret cho, and humor in general, works.

Writing Memoir
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.
Enrollment in the workshop will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The workshop is free.
Co-sponsored by Project Narrative and the Cartoon Research Library. To register, e-mail Jim Phelan

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