Taking Control of Your Narrative

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Taking Control of Your Narrative

Time: August 19, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: New Life Presbyterian Church
Street: 5540 Eubank NE
City/Town: Albuquerque
Website or Map: http://www.southwestwriters.c…
Phone: 505-830-6034
Event Type: writing, discussion
Organized By: SouthWest Writers
Latest Activity: Jul 1, 2014

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The same techniques, rules, and advice that apply to crafting a poem, a story, or an essay can also be implemented in your writing and creative life. Tanaya Winder will discuss plot, story arc, the importance of a character driven story versus a plot driven one, the function of an image in these genres, and the power of voice. The talk will include writing prompts, so bring your pen, paper, and creative brains. Tanaya will also offer advice on becoming the protagonist and being a hero in your own creative writing life.

Tanaya Winder is a poet, writer, artist, and educator from the Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Nations. A winner of the 2010 A Room Of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando prize in poetry, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cutthroat magazine, Adobe Walls, Superstition Review, Drunken Boat and Kweli among others. Her poems from her manuscript “Love in a Time of Blood Quantum” were produced and performed by the Poetic Theater Productions Presents Company in NYC. Tanaya has taught writing courses at Stanford University, UC-Boulder, and the University of New Mexico. She has a BA in English from Stanford University and a MFA in creative writing from UNM. She is a co-founder and editor-in-chief of As/Us: A Space for Women of the World, a literary magazine publishing works by Indigenous women and women of color. Tanaya is the Director of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Upward Bound program serving 103 Native American youth across the U.S. She guest lectures and teaches creative writing workshops at high schools, universities, and communities internationally.

SWW members free, guests $10, students $5. For more information go to the SWW website at http://southwestwriters.com/ or call the SouthWest Writers office at 505-830-6034.

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