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Writers' Day at Bay Path University

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588 Longmeadow Street

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Join other aspiring and published writers for
Bay Path University's 16th Writers' Day!

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Featuring: Patricia Reis, Charles Coe, Elizabeth Searle, Ellen Meeropol, Meredith O'Brien.

D'Amour Hall, Bay Path University, 588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA
Check-in starts at noon and continues until the start of session three.

Refreshments will be served. Limited copies of authors' books will be available for purchase and signing.

Session One: "Mining the Personal for your Nonfiction" 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Author, visual artist, filmmaker and therapist Patricia Reis will discuss using personal experiences, memories, documents, letters, diaries and more as you craft nonfiction of any length. Topics will include using personal elements and materials in nonfiction rather than fiction, how resources can be gathered, what it’s like to present a relative’s story - and your own - so candidly, and dealing with family reactions while a project is in process and after it’s published. Patricia is the author of the award-winning memoir Motherlines: Love, Longing and Liberation, which weaves the story of Patricia’s coming of age as a woman, feminist and artist with that of a beloved aunt whose life as a nun included social justice work in 1970s Latin America.

Session Two: "Standing Your Ground: Thoughts on Reading in Public" 2:35 - 3:50 p.m.

For writers who want to become more comfortable and effective reading their work in public, Charles Coe is the man to see. The award-winning poet and singer will describe tools and techniques that can help in preparing and delivering a reading. He'll also work with a few volunteers willing to read before the group and be coached on their presentations. Don’t miss this great opportunity to read and up your reading game.

Session Three: "Swimming With the Current" 4:10 - 5:25 p.m.

Join Massachusetts authors Ellen Meeropol (Kinship of Clover), Elizabeth Searle (We Got Him) and Meredith O’Brien (Mr. Clark’s Big Band) as they discuss how current events in their home towns and in the larger world have inspired their engrossing fiction and nonfiction. Incorporating topics including cults, racial diversity, the Boston Marathon bombings, human trafficking and a community in grief, the trio’s work will get you thinking about how to use current events as your own springboard. Bring writing materials for a brainstorming session.



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