The Language of Memory
an online workshop on writing memoir
with Carmen Bugan
Date: Friday May 27, 19h CET (Zurich/Paris) via Zoom
In this workshop, we will look at several writers who produced iconic pieces of literature based on memory. Among them are Vladimir Nabokov, Seamus Heaney, Eva Hoffman, and Isabel Allende. The participants will write about their own memories with the help of guided exercises. It hoped the mother of the muses will pay us a visit and inspire us to find a fertile writing path.
Dr. Carmen Bugan, George Orwell Prize Fellow, is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Lilies from America: New and Selected Poems (a PBS Special Commendation), a memoir, Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police (a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week), and a monograph on Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry in Translation: Poetics of Exile. Her most recent books are Poetry and the Language of Oppression: Essays on Politics and Poetics (Oxford University Press), and Time Being, out now. She has a doctorate in English literature from Balliol College, Oxford, and currently teaches at the Gotham Writers' Workshop in Manhattan.
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