Writing Workshop: The Fabric of Our Lives: Strategies in Weaving Story from Oral History, Archival Research, and Creative Expression
November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Author Catalina Claussen will present the next workshop in The Write Stuff writing series, a 2-hour talk:The Fabric of Our Lives: Strategies in Weaving Story from Oral History, Archival Research, and Creative Expression. It will be offered on Saturday, November 18, from 10 am – noon, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, 3845 N Swan St, Silver City, NM.
Are you interested in capturing lived experience, learning to connect with the community on your research journey, developing creative expression and multi-media? Catalina Claussen will share techniques and offer exercises in gathering oral history, diving into the archives, and how to incorporate multi-media aspects into your final product.
Catalina Claussen is an award-winning young adult novelist, poet, and short story author who carries on a love affair with the land, language, and people of southwest New Mexico. Her latest work, in partnership with Brandon Perrault and the Silver City Museum, is an oral history project chronicling the Perrault family history from 1864 to the present. She lives with her dog and tends a prolific garden on a ranch in the Mimbres Valley.
The Write Stuff, a program presented by Southwest Word Fiesta and hosted by award-winning author and writing instructor Kris Neri, shares the techniques required for writers to elevate the professionalism of their works. This program presents a series of in-depth writing workshops throughout the year, offered by a some of the most accomplished local authors and instructors on a variety of writing challenges. Past presenters have included Elise Stuart, Catalina Claussen, Julia Fricke Robinson, and Heather D. Frankland.
All workshops are free and open to the public. No reservations. Seating is plentiful. Small donations are solicited to pay for the space, but no donations are required.