Rewrite Your Life: Finding Meaning in Story
Memoir Workshop with Donna Johnson
October 7, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm
Central Market, Upstairs Community Room
Members: $40 /
Non-members may join WiVLA and receive the member rate.
Note: Registration and payment should be made 2 days prior to the workshop. Thank you.
Donna wowed us with last March’s program, “Finding the Poetic Truth in Memoir.” We knew we wanted more time with her in a workshop format. We are happy to announce that she is coming back to Houston to give a workshop for us entitled “Rewrite Your Life: Finding Meaning in Story.”
Often we view memoir as the chronology of a life—what he, she, or they did to us and when they did it. But in our hearts we know we are more than what has happened to us. In this class we explore the use of insight and theme to construct layered narratives that can offer fresh perspectives and stories rich in resonance and meaning.
Time: 10:00 - 3:00 with an hour lunch at 12 noon. Food and drinks from outside the store are NOT allowed in the room. Lunch can be purchased downstairs in the store.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, this is an opportunity to write deeply from your heart’s understanding, which you may not know until you let your pen guide you. Writing often achieves a deepening awareness of the meaning of the past and how it aligns with the person you are today.
Don’t delay! Sign up for this amazing opportunity today – before it fills up. Spots are limited. And, while you wait for October 7 to arrive, find a copy of Donna’s Holy Ghost Girl and savor it.
Donna M. Johnson is the author of Holy Ghost Girl; a critically acclaimed memoir deemed “enthralling” by the New York Times and “compulsively readable” by Texas Monthly. Holy Ghost Girl made the Oprah.com Memoirs We Love list twice and was named as a Top 10 Pick by Publishers Weekly. The book took top honors at the New York Books for a Better Life Awards and won the Mayborn Creative Nonfiction Prize.
Donna has written about religion, family and culture for the Huffington Post, Shambhala Sun, The Rumpus, Psychology Today, The Dallas Morning News, and other publications.