We tell stories to share with our families and others. These stories connect the past to our present and to the future. Our stories and what we learn from them honor and respect our ancestors and us. They can awaken us and future generations to our potential. They can be transformative. For our family stories to be effective, however, they must not only tell a tale but express the important values, blunders, wishes, hopes, disappointments, and triumphs common to all humanity. And to convey the truth of humanity, our characters must express real emotion.
Susan Beckham Zurenda, author of Bells for Eli, will present this workshop and cover the basics of a story and how to achieve success in creating human emotion. It will also examine how writers achieve success in creating human emotion in contrast to why writers sometimes fail in this essential endeavor. Susan Zurenda taught literature, composition, and creative writing for over 30 years at the high school and college levels. She has won numerous regional awards for short fiction.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended.
* Presented by Adult Services