Michele Weldon is available for speaking engagements and writing workshops. Her interactive workshops will give you the tools you need to begin a memoir, write publishable essays or nonfiction blogs. Workshops are held throughout the country through special arrangement for groups of 10-50. She is also available to speak on a number of topics from media and journalism to gender, women’s issues and popular culture. Customized keynote addresses or workshops from one to three hours are also an option. Click here to see a list of Michele’s past keynote addresses.
Shaping The Personal Narrative
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Shaping the Personal Narrative — Michele Weldon
This workshop will tackle the challenges of writing effective personal essays that can lead to a memoir and other long-form narratives based on personal experience. The workshop will cover the notions of a Big Idea, mastery of craft, the fine-tuning of voice, tone and style, the use of metaphor and the organization necessary to ensure the work transcends the immediate to become a larger, universal work. Workshop participants are urged to submit a personal essay or chapter in a memoir that not only chronicles an experience, but attempts to offer context and broader meaning.
Date: August 2, 2013
Time: 1:00 am
University Hall, Room 118