The Chattanooga Writers Guild hosts “A Spring Trio: Writing Your Life in Three Parts”

March 26 from 11am – 1pm

The Chattanooga Writers’ Guild will host the workshop “A Spring Trio: Writing Your Life in Three Parts” by Sonja Livingston from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. The event is $10 for Guild members and $20 for non-members. Primarily aimed at memoirists in any stage of their writing, the workshop is valuable for poets, fiction writers, essayists and creative nonfiction writers, in fact anyone who wants to put more of their own voice and emotion into their work. The workshop will offer three critical pieces of craft advice, three literary examples, and three writing prompts. The focus will be on creating short pieces that offer readers vibrant snapshots of your life. There will be time to write and an opportunity to share your work!
Although Ms. Livingston will appear virtually, the event will be live at the Edney Innovation Center, 1100 Market St., on the 5th floor. Sonja Livingston is the author of four books of nonfiction, including the memoir Ghostbread which won an AWP Book Prize for Nonfiction and has been widely adopted for classroom use. Her writing has been honored with a New York State Arts Fellowship, an Iowa Review Award, a VanderMey Nonfiction Prize, as well as grants from Vermont Studio Center and The Deming Fund for Women. Her award-winning essays are widely anthologized, appearing in textbooks on memoir writing and journals such as Salon, LitHub and Brevity. Sonja is an associate professor of creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University. You can find more information at sonjalivingston.com