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Finding Our Stories: Craft Talk with Writer Sean Davis

 We all have a story to tell. Join award-winning author and Purple Heart combat veteran Sean Davis in this two hour craft talk about finding your story and putting it on the page. We will examine what it means to write nonfiction and ask why is nonfiction the only genre of writing that is defined by what it is not: not fiction. We will have two to three writing exercises and discuss how we can shape our own stories while still being true to our experiences, we will list some guidelines that may be helpful when gathering your memories and creating a story from them, and we will talk about how to use the pain and trauma in our lives in a positive way inside our stories. Sean will also be reading from his new collaboration, "The Jesus He Deserved & Other Thoughts on War & on Returning." All three authors are combat veterans and the stories are about their lives before, during, and after the war.

Laptops are available for checkout or please bring your own writing materials.

This program was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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