Deepening Your Story & Escaping Writer’s Block through Pre-writing
with Solveig Eggerz
Discover the meaning or “aboutness” of your story through pre-writing. Participants will experiment with several pre-writing methods focused on protagonist, place, and conflict, experiencing how each exercise deepens the meaning of the story and paves the way to a confident first draft. Participants will come away with an understanding of the pre-writing process as well as the beginnings of a good story.
A native of Iceland, Solveig Eggerz is the author of Seal Woman, an award-winning novel informed by the selkie legend. For many years she told folk and fairy tales in schools in Alexandria, Virginia. Using a blend of told and written story, she teaches writing at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland, as well as “Sharing our Stories,” a writing program for individuals emerging from difficult circumstances. She holds a PhD in comparative literature from Catholic University. Her writing has appeared in such places as The Northern Virginia Review, Delmarva Review, and Palo Alto Review.
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Visual Arts Center 1812 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220