Join us to practice your creative writing skills and re-claim your voice as we explore creative writing as a tool for self-expression. This two hour class, led by author Emily Gillespie, will include a brief introduction to memoir writing, creating safety containers for memoir writing and prompts to get you started in telling your story. Prompts will be given to help you recognize emotions and themes emerging in your life that you may wish to explore further. You will leave this session with a short-story, and brainstorming about further themes you may want to explore on your own time. All writing levels and voices welcome.
ASL and Closed Captions will be provided.
This workshop will be presented on Zoom
FREE for Kickstart Members (membership will be confirmed upon registration*)
$10 for the general public OR purchase a membership to access other workshops in 2021 for Free!
About Our Presenter
Emily Gillespie (she/they) is an author, disability activist and professional daydreamer. Her work explores themes of memory, identity and mental health journeys. Emily enjoys working in community spaces and examining individual and collective experiences. She views storytelling as a tool for resisting predominant social narratives.
Emily has a BA in English, and an MA in Critical Disability Studies from York University. Dancing with Ghosts (Leaping Lion Books, 2017) is her first novel. In 2018, she won a contest for her short-story “D is for Despair,” sponsored by the Ontario Book Publishers Organization. Her poetry was featured in the Inkwell Anthology, I Am a Lake. “No Room at the Inn,” a short-story adapted from her second novel is part of the Nothing without Us, anthology by Renaissance Press fall 2019. Her writing also appears in Open Minds Quarterly and Monstering Magazine. They are part of the travelling multi-year performance art piece Intangible Adorations, The Icon Experience. Gillespie is currently drafting her second grant funded novel, teaching creative writing, and experimenting with zines.
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