Where: The Jacksonville Center for the Arts, 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, (540) 745-2784
Date: Saturday, May19, and Sunday, May 20, 2012 1:00 – 4:00pm
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Age: Adults only (21+)
Cost/Other info: Jax Member $62/ General Public $76
Description: How can your story empower your life? By telling it. After taking the time to create a safe environment, participants will study the way we construct our stories and explore new ways to create the framework for our own voices to emerge authentically. Whether you are interested in writing memoir, personal essay, creative non-fiction or poetry, this class will encourage you to observe and examine your own interpretation of yourself and how it is reflected through your writing. Mara Eve Robbins is an award winning writer who specializes in poetry but appreciates and creates all forms of literary expression. A graduate in creative writing from Hollins University, she has been active in the literary arts in Floyd County since she was a teenager and facilitates writer’s groups and spoken word events. Mara believes that we all have a voice that can be translated onto the page, and advocates joy in writing for all ages—it is never too early or too late. She is committed to furthering appreciation of both the written and the spoken word within her immediate and greater community, and firmly believes that knowing and telling your story makes a profound difference in your life and the lives of those you share it with.