Visiting Author Series: The Uses of Memory—A Generative Workshop with Honor Moore

$65.00 Members
$75.00 Non-members

Writers of all genres employ memory, either overtly or covertly, in fragments or in long sweeps of recollection. One might even say writing that seems to bear sparse relation to actual memory may court, contradict, or be haunted by it. In this course our intention will be to understand the mercurial nature of memory so it can become a resource that one can mine, break into, distort, embellish, dis- and re-assemble, interrogate, or doubt. We’ll reference texts that seem to transcribe obvious recollection and writings that use memory as a sculptor would clay, a collagist scraps or a composer melody.

The course is meant to be a process of discovery. We’ll come up with our own guide to kinds of memory (personal, historical, metaphorical—there are many—historical memory may be housed in an attitude or represented by a sculpture, for instance!) 

With exercises and prompts we’ll explore writing in new ways from our own recollection and memory.

This two hour craft talk will be followed by a short Q&A.

Please also join us for a Happy Hour Reading featuring Honor Moore on Friday, December 4, starting at 5:00 PM.

Instructor: Honor Moore Learn More


Dec 05, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm