Monday, March 30, 2009

Finding the Writer Within

I had the opportunity to attend the second in the series called Finding the Writer Within at the Woodford County Library. George Ella Lyon gave a talk/reading followed by a workshop about writing in the voice of a child or adolescent. George Ella, an accomplished and beloved writer, is also a generous and compelling teacher.

One of the exercises was responding to a set of questions asked to draw out memories and details from our younger selves. I was surprised at the responses these questions elicited, and I was reminded that the interview process is a wonderful tool to gain access to information, about ourselves as well as fictional characters.

Finding the Writer Within continues through July, when each month a prominent local author will present a public lecture and a workshop about a topic important to them.

2 comments:

Messenger Girl said...

Hi, I love George Ella Lyon.
I met her a couple of summer ago when she was a guest speaker at our first Reading Festival here in Flemingsburg KY.
I enjoy reading your blog.
You may enjoy coming out to the Reading Festival this year. I dont know who the guest writers will be but it is a fun two day event with several guest writers giving workshops

Andrea said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Where can I find info about the Reading Festival?