Every writer knows that sometimes the hardest place to start is at the start. The blank page can feel like a bully. So how do we begin, and where do we begin? In this workshop, we will consider the importance of beginnings, of the narrative life and potential they hold. We will focus on our own life stories and wonder aloud together what others might hear by what we write and by what we do not write.
This workshop will include two short writing prompts to help us think of beginnings and structure. Most of the workshop will be discussion-based, and our focus will not be on craft so much as meaning and substance. All you will need is something to write with and on. You will not need to bring any prewritten material.
Michael T. McRay is a Nashville-based author, educator, facilitator, and storyteller. He is the curator and host of the popular storytelling series Tenx9 Nashville Storytelling and a Master Practitioner and Consultant with Narrative 4. Michael is the author I Am Not Your Enemy, Where the River Bends, and Letters from “Apartheid Street”, and the co-editor of Keep Watch with Me. Learn more at www.MichaelMcRay.com and follow him on Instagram and Facebook @michaeltmcray.
”Michael instilled confidence in me and the belief that my stories and voice are just as valuable as others.”