Creative nonfiction writing is different from other types of writing. It gives us a unique chance to, “Dive into the dark, and swim away from the light.” What is totally familiar to us in our writing is often not as interesting to others as we might think. Readers of creative nonfiction want to go along with writers as they explore, whether it’s exploring their surroundings, their memories, or new ideas. The goal of this four-part workshop will be to generate writing that penetrates the obvious and reveals something to ourselves and our readers. Not necessarily the exposure of secrets, but the uncovering of feelings, observations, and micro-cultures. These are the raw ingredients we’ll each bring, then we’ll work on the cooking together. Join Thomas Memorial Library and Pushcart-nominated novelist, essayist, and educator Kevin St. Jarre for this four-week creative nonfiction writing workshop. All levels of writing experience are welcome.
**This program will take place in person at the library.**
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Kevin St. Jarre has worked in the corporate world, his teaching and consulting have taken him around the globe, and he’s a combat veteran. He is a journalist, a teacher, and has an MFA in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast MFA program. His first three novels were published by Berkley Books. His latest novels, The Book of Emmaus (2022), Absence of Grace (2022), The Twin (2021), Celestine (2021), and Aliens, Drywall, and a Unicycle (2020), have all been published by Encircle Publications. His essays and poetry have appeared in various publications, and his Pushcart-nominated short fiction has appeared in journals such as Story and Solstice Literary Magazine. He recently contributed an essay to the anthology Breaking Bread: Essays on New England Food, Hunger and Family, which you may have heard him read at the library last fall as part of a Breaking Bread author’s panel. Kevin’s next novel, Paris, California, will be published in May of 2023. He grew up in Madawaska, Maine and now lives on Maine’s coast.