LRJ Foundation announces next writing workshop April 24

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Ralph Eubanks’ “Memoir: Archives as Literary Inspiration”

Author Ralph Eubanks

April 24, 10:00-11:30 am   Ralph Eubanks: W. Ralph Eubanks is an author of three books and an essayist whose works focuses on race, identity, and the culture and literature of the American South. A Guggenheim Fellow, he is currently visiting professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi.  

Workshop Title: “Memoir: Using Archives as Literary Inspiration”

Letters, diaries, and archival collections often hold hidden narratives that illuminate or provide context to the stories we want to tell. In this workshop, Ralph will focus on ways that nonfiction writers, particularly memoirists, can use archival resources, including place, to enrich their writing.    Great for those writing a memoir!   Sign up here!

Dear Vaccine — Global Vaccine Poem   Dear Vaccine is a global community poem, inviting all to share their voices to promote COVID-19 vaccination through the imaginative language of poetry. The Global Vaccine Poem project is open for all to share their voices. Don’t worry about rhyming, grammar, or spelling. Just share your thoughts!   The model poem “Dear Vaccine” is by Naomi Shihab Nye, a nationally recognized poet that is also in our poetry anthology, Decade: Ten Years of Poetry and Barbeque (which is available now!).   To read Naomi’s poem and add your thoughts to the Global Vaccine Poem, please click here.  

Next up!  April and May Adult Writing Workshops Open for Registration   Registration is open for our upcoming Adult Writers Workshops. We will be conducting the workshops via Zoom, so everyone can attend from the comfort of home, wherever that might be. We have stellar instructors offering a wide range of writing interests to get you writing and exploring. Each workshop is $35 and lasts for 90 minutes.    Archives as Literary Inspiration with Ralph Eubanks on April 24 How to Build Suspense (In Whatever Genre You Like) with Libby Fischer Hellmann on May 22   For more information about these workshops and to register, please visit our website.

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