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Writing Workshop and Book Study

  • Nightbird Books 205 West Dickson Street Fayetteville, AR, 72701 United States (map)

Join other reader-writers as they sample, create, discuss, and share writing practice prompts, literacy lore, inspiration, encouragement, and useful information.
This workshop is facilitated by June Jefferson, an Arkansas LifeWriting Workshop leader since 1996.

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The group is currently reading When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams. Writing prompts inspired by the readings will be assigned each week.

"I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you won't look at them until after I'm gone." This is what Terry Tempest Williams's mother, the matriarch of a large Mormon clan in northern Utah, told her a week before she died. It was a shock to Williams to discover that her mother had kept journals. But not as much of a shock as it was to discover that the three shelves of journals were all blank. In fifty-four short chapters, Williams recounts memories of her mother, ponders her own faith, and contemplates the notion of absence and presence art and in our world. When Women Were Birds is a carefully crafted kaleidoscope that keeps turning around the question: What does it mean to have a voice?

 

Earlier Event: May 25
Fiction Book Club
Later Event: June 7
Poetry Book Club