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Kim Griswell presents Voice, Central Point

September 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

SOUTHERN OREGON (Medford/Central Point)
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Kim Griswell
“Finding Your Voice”

Morning Presentation: “Voice-The Elusive Element that Sets Your Writing Apart”
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free to members, $10 for visitors

Our greatest writers write from their guts, from their own truths. They do so by writing with voice. In this session, we will explore how to discover, uncover, or recover your authentic voice.

1. What is voice?
2. Where does it come from?
3. How do you uncover it?
4. Why is it important?

Afternoon Workshop: “Finding Your Voice”
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. $25 for members, $30 for guests ($35 for whole day)

This intensive reading-, activity- and writing-based workshop has been developed to break writers through to their authentic voices. During the workshop we will:

1. Look at models that exemplify voice.
2. Identify the critical elements of writing with voice.
3. Develop a working definition of voice.
4. Participate in a variety of activities and writing exercises to “find” and loosen your authentic voice.

As time allows, we will share short excerpts from participants’ writing from the workshop and from current projects. Please bring 1 to 2 pages of a current project which you feel needs improvement on voice.

Kim T. Griswell grew up in the land of grits and kudzu where summers are hot enough to cook eggs on concrete, in other words―Georgia. She’s written about everything from flesh¬-eating plants to exploding toilets and spends her days developing and editing children’s books in a little red house in Ashland, Oregon, home of Portable Press and Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers. Kim spent six years as coordinating editor of Highlights for Children and three more years as a Senior Editor for Highlights’ trade book publisher, Boyds Mills Press. Kim has taught writing workshops all over the country, including for the Highlights Foundation. She has published hundreds of short stories, articles, and columns in magazines and books. Her books include Carnivorous Plants, Nonfiction Reading Practice (Grade 3), Jim Abbott, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (retelling) andThe Ludlow Mining Strike-both for Benchmark Education, and two picture books, Rufus Goes to School (an Oregon Book Awards finalist) and Rufus Goes to Sea (just out from Sterling Children’s Publishing). Find out more about Kim at www.kimgriswell.com.

For more information: www.willamettewriters.com/southernoregon
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers
140 S. Third Street, Central Point


September 12, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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