Writing Nashville

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Writing Nashville

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How does one tell the story of the city they live in, universally and specifically? How does a place become a character and not just a setting? In this four-week creative nonfiction class, we’ll look at our common ground of Nashville as fertile ground for our own explorations. Nashville is a difficult character to pin down, but in individual class sessions, and working from prompts and in-class writing opportunities, we’ll examine what makes Nashville sacred, what makes Nashville strange, what makes Nashville home, and what makes Nashville's heart break. We’ll also read and discuss several examples of writers writing about their own cities. Whether you are looking to deepen sense of place in a memoir in the works or wish to reacquaint yourself with Nashville through written exploration, this course will be oriented towards generating new material. By the end of the month you can expect to have a new essay draft in hand.

  • Instructor: Veronica Kavass

  • Length of workshop: 4 weeks

  • Date: Tuesdays, June 4 - 25

  • Time: 7 - 9 pm

  • Location: Porch HQ
    2811 Dogwood Pl.
    Nashville, TN 37204

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About the Instructor: Veronica Kavass was born and (mostly) raised in Nashville. She's the author of Artists in Love: From Picasso & Gilot to Christo & Jeanne Claude and the oral historian for the The Last Good War: Faces and Voices of WWII. She received her MFA in creative writing from University of Minnesota. Though she repeatedly tries to run away, Nashville keeps pulling her back into its grips. She works as an criminal defense investigator and is currently finishing a collection of essays about Nashville's immigrant history.