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Posted: November 29, 2012

Late-night writers: Nigh Owl writing workshop

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For adult writers of all ages, Telling Room Adult Workshops are taught by accomplished writers and artists who, as experts in their fields, part the curtain for a night to demonstrate how they approach the craft of writing and storytelling.

We call this set of workshops the Night Owl Writers Series. We’ve developed these classes to engage that community of writers, artists, teachers, readers, and creative folks that help The Telling Room grow.

 Classes are $50, or $35 for volunteers and self-identified starving artists. All proceeds from our Night Owl workshops support our free writing programs for Maine youth. For complete information and to register, click here.


The Middle Ground: Truth in Fiction
FEBRUARY 5TH, 2013/6:00-9:00PM

This workshop with Susan Conley will investigate the middle ground between the facts your life presents to you and the made up stuff that lives in your imagination. We will mine your own life experiences through innovative writing prompts and guide you away from the land of autobiography into the world of fiction, where your own voice is subverted and your past only serves to enhance the stories invented on the page.

Susan Conley’s recent memoir, The Foremost Good Fortune, chronicles the years she and her family lived in Beijing. Excerpted in the New York Times Magazine and Daily Beast, this book won the Maine Literary Award for Memoir. Her blog runs on the Huffington Post and her work has appeared in magazines including The Paris Review, The Harvard Review, The North American Review and Ploughshares. Her novel Paris Was the Place (Knopf) is forthcoming in July 2013. Register here.



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