Writers Workshop - Writing about Religion from Life and Memory

30mar9:22 pm9:22 pmWriters Workshop - Writing about Religion from Life and Memory

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What counts as religion and how can we best write about this subject? In this workshop, participants will explore different genres of nonfiction — among them memoir, reportage, and satire — weighing the stakes and significance of each. Sam will lead the group in a series of writing exercises, with an emphasis on scene, description and character-development. Participants are encouraged to bring two memories from life or memory — things observed or experienced — touching on religion or religious life, broadly defined.
Hosted by March Resident Sam Kestembaum
Sam Kestenbaum is a journalist who covers religious life in America for The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine and elsewhere. His reporting has won prizes from the Society for Features Journalism and the American Academy of Religion, which calls his writing “remarkably fluent and engaging.” The Revealer Magazine says, “He has a particular talent for telling stories about complicated people with a kind of lucid nuance.”

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Time

(Saturday) 9:22 pm - 9:22 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

The Clark Chateau

321 W Broadway Butte, MT 59701

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