Tap the Senses, Write the Scene and Build a Collection of Linked Glimpses with Kathy Curto (Wednesday section)

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM until Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 1:00 PMEastern Daylight Time

    Instructor: Kathy Curto
    3 hour sessions on Wednesdays
    Yearlong VIRTUAL workshop dates as follows:
    Fall - October 7 to December 16, no session November 25
    Spring - February 3 to April 14, no session March 17
    Workshop is limited to 10 registrants

    Tap the senses, write the scene and build a collection of linked glimpses It’s the smell of Play-Doh for some of us. For others, the feel of velvet or the sound of Sinatra, Miles Davis or Nirvana. It’s that first bite into baklava, black licorice or beignets. Or maybe all it takes is looking through a pile of old family photos. In this year-long memoir class, using timed writing exercises and short readings, we’ll honor the senses by opening our writing lives up to what they can offer. Then we’ll write from that opening. Word by word, step by step, scene by scene. The focus will be on generating new work, giving and receiving feedback, revising workshopped pieces and starting the construction of a collection, if the writer desires. The opportunity to work on stand-alone pieces, essays, flash nonfiction and/or micro-memoirs, will also be available, if interested.

    Kathy Curto teaches at The Writing Institute and Montclair State University. She is the author of Not for Nothing-Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood, published by Bordighera Press. Her work has been featured in the essay collection, Listen to Your Mother:  What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now, and in The New York Times, Barrelhouse, La Voce di New York, Drift, Talking Writing, Junk, The Inquisitive Eater, The Asbury Park Press, VIA-Voices in Italian Americana, Ovunque Siamo and Lumina. She has been the recipient of the Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship, the Montclair State University Engaged Teaching Fellowship and also serves on the faculty of the Joe Papaleo Writers’ Workshop in Cetara, Italy. Kathy lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and their four children.

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.