Author Wynne Summers Offers Lecture and Workshop in Zion

Z-Arts! sponsors two great writing events next weekend with author Wynne Summers. Here are the event announdments; find more details on the Z-Arts! website.

7:00 p.m., Author Willa Cather

“Willa Cather”
Film and Discussion with author Wynne Summers
7 PM, June 10, 2011
Canyon Community Center, Springdale, UT

Featuring a discussion of Willa Cather and her place as a Nebraska regionalist and artist.  The evening begins with a short clip from the film “Willa Cather: The Road is All” followed by a discussion of two short stories: “Neighbor Rosicky” and “Paul’s Case.”  This review is meant to explore the life of Cather and the scope of her works from her early university career in 1890 until her death in 1947.

Non-Fiction Writing Workshop
With Wynne Summers
9 AM – 4 PM, June 11, 2011
Canyon Community Center, Springdale, UT

Cost: $10 Z-Arts! Members / $15 Non-members

Summers presents a review of three sub-genres of what is called the “Fourth Genre.”  Writing creative nonfiction has become increasingly popular because this genre invites readers to share their stories from a “true” perspective such as Memoir, Portrait and Essay of Place. However, elements of “writing true” contain constraints or ethics.  What does it mean to write fully about personal experiences in life, to portray another person through bibliography or portrait?  What does it mean to write about a place as though it were a character in and of itself?  These aspects will be explored and we will be reading creative nonfiction models and writing in this very exciting “fourth genre”.


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