Author Catalina Claussen will lead the upcoming session in The Write Stuff writing series, a 2-hour discussion titled “The Fabric of Our Lives: Strategies in Weaving Story from Oral History, Archival Research, and Creative Expression.” This event is scheduled for Saturday, November 18, from 10 am to noon, and will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, located at 3845 N Swan St, Silver City, NM.
If you’re interested in capturing real-life experiences, forging connections with your community on your research journey, and honing your skills in creative expression and multimedia integration, Catalina Claussen will provide insights and practical exercises. She will delve into the art of gathering oral history, navigating archives, and incorporating multimedia elements into your final projects.
Catalina Claussen, an accomplished young adult novelist, poet, and short story writer, shares a profound connection with the land, language, and people of southwest New Mexico. Her latest endeavor, in collaboration with Brandon Perrault and the Silver City Museum, focuses on an oral history project tracing the Perrault family’s heritage from 1864 to the present. Catalina currently resides on a ranch in the Mimbres Valley, alongside her faithful dog, where she tends to a thriving garden.
“The Write Stuff,” part of the Southwest Word Fiesta program and hosted by the award-winning author and writing instructor Kris Neri, equips writers with the techniques necessary to enhance the professionalism of their work. This program offers a series of comprehensive writing workshops throughout the year, led by some of the most accomplished local authors and instructors, addressing a wide range of writing challenges. Past presenters have included Elise Stuart, Catalina Claussen, Julia Fricke Robinson, and Heather D. Frankland.
All workshops are open to the public and free of charge, with no reservations required. Adequate seating is available, and while small donations are encouraged to support the venue’s costs, they are entirely voluntary.
For more information, please reach out to Kris Neri at firstname.lastname@example.org.