Thursday, October 6, 2011

Michael Czarnecki teaches "Palm of the Hand" workshop Oct. 8 in Sheridan

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in Sheridan will host "Palm of the Hand: a Memoir Writing Workshop" on Saturday, October, 8, from 10 a.m. until noon in the library's Inner Circle. Michael Czarnecki (shown in photo), a poet, publisher and oral memoirist, has taught workshops in libraries and in academic settings across the country.

Everyone has stories to share and many people have a desire to write about their life. Wanting to write and doing so are two different things. The immensity of such a project can overwhelm us. This workshop will help to make that desire a reality. Participants will be introduced to a method Czarnecki calls "Palm-of-the-Hand" writing, after the "Palm-of-the-Hand" stories of Japanese writer Yasunari Kawabata. After deciding on story possibilities, the method helps focus the writer's energy into completing short individual pieces about their life. This workshop is open and free for the public. For more information about this news release, contact Debbie Iverson at 307-674-8585 ext. 29.

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