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Off Campus Writers' Workshop - OCWW

Zoe Zolbrod - Using Your Personal Life to Enrich Your Writing

  • November 30, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL


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Zoe Zolbrod -

Using Your Personal Life to Enrich Your Writing

There are various ways personal experience can be used to strengthen fiction, memoir, and even expository writing. Memoir writer, Zoe Zolbrod shares examples from her own practice as well as analyzing how other authors have used personal content. She shares writing prompts that can be used to gain insight into our own lives or our characters’ and provide springboards across genres. Zoe will accept manuscripts for critique. Please see manuscript guidelines for details. 

Zoe Zolbrod’s work has appeared in Salon, The Nervous Breakdown, The Weeklings, and The Rumpus. Her debut novel Currency won a 2010 Nobbie Award and received an honorable mention by Friends of American Writers. Her memoir The Telling was published by Curbside Splendor in 2016. Zoe lives in Evanston, IL with her husband, son, and daughter.

9-9:30 AM registration and socializing
9:30-12 PM program

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