Writing Workshop: Mining Memories and Finding Your Voice (Group II)


4:00pm weekly
From Thursday, May 21, 2020 — Thursday, June 11, 2020


Digital Delivery via Zoom

One hour. Once a week. Four weeks. Led by novelest, award-winning author, and Purchase College alumnae Nora Raleigh Baskin ’83 (literature), this workshop is about digging deep, taking the risk, and finding an inner bravery, which after all, is what writing is all about.

The workshop is open for up to twelve (12) alumni attendees from all majors and all years.  A four-week participation commitment is required.

Digital delivery via Zoom

Advance Registration Required (four week participation commitment on Thursdays at 4pm from May 21 - June 11)

An e-mail with the Zoom log-in details will be sent when registration is complete. If more than 12 alumni express interest, a Wait List will be created.

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More about the session

Participants will be given a single writing “prompt” or trigger word. After a timed ten-minute free write, everyone will read their work out loud, without comments, or critiquing, judgments, or suggestions. At the end of each “class” there will time for discussion.

About the presenter

Nora Raleigh Baskin ’83 (Literature) is the author of fourteen novels for young adults and a contributor to several short story collections. Her personal narrative essays have appeared in Writer Magazine, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and NCTE Voices From the Middle. Her books have won several awards, including the 2010 American Library Association Schneider Family Book Award for Anything But Typical (S&S), and in 2016, an International Literacy Association Notable Books for a Global Society for Ruby on the Outside (S&S). Ms. Baskin has taught creative writing classes for both adults and young adults for over twenty years in such places as Gotham Writers Workshop, Fairfield Co. Writers Studio, Manhattanville College, and Purchase College, SUNY.  Her newest middle-grade novel Seven Clues to Home, a collaborative two-voice project, will be published Spring 2020 (Knopf).

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