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Bread Loaf Craft Class: Writing Personal Narratives with a Historical Bent

Bread Loaf Craft Class - for conference attendees only. 

This craft class explores how research about the places, times, and events that often linger as mere backdrop in personal narratives can expand our writing in important ways. We’ll look at works by Carvell Wallace and Helen McDonald, where reviewing personal experience in the context of an old book, a hawk, and another writer’s life cue deeper meanings in the their stories. Writers will practice expanding an event in their own lives by widening its scope beyond the self to see what new layers of understanding are revealed.