Friday, March 11, 2016

Writing Your Life Stories

Writing Your Life Stories
Tuesday, March 22, 6-8pm
 Workshop fee: $20
Register here.
Instructor: Randy Rudder 

Some people simply want to write their life stories to leave a legacy for their children; others are concerned about self-expression; still others would like to publish a memoir or autobiography. In this workshop, we first discuss the purpose for writing, and then identify the best vehicle for that purpose. 

This workshop covers the four formats to life writing: memoir, essay, autobiography, and creative nonfiction. Learn to cultivate the stories of your life and assemble them in a proper format, as well as how to appropriate fictional techniques such as plot, theme, dialogue, character, setting, and tone to your stories. 

Randy Rudder has been a college English professor, freelance writer, writer/producer with the Christian Broadcasting Network, and author.  He has written for Nashville Lifestyles, The Nashville Business Journal, Country Weekly, Bluegrass Unlimited, American Profile, and many other publications. He is also the author of The Country Music Reader (2007) and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music edition (2011).

For questions, call Brigid Day at 615-371-0090 ext. 8510, or