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Off Campus Writers' Workshop - OCWW

Nadine Kenney Johnstone - Make Your Story Meaningful

  • March 01, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL


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Nadine Kenney Johnstone

Make Your Story Meaningful

How do you make fiction or non-fiction resonate with readers? In this workshop, writers will learn and discuss methods for giving a story the emotional layering it needs to be satisfying to editors and readers. We will read published excerpts to see how successful authors have layered their stories. You will then do brainstorming exercises and in-class writing activities that focus on layering your writing. In addition to working on craft, we will discuss some innovative publishing options available to today's authors. Nadine will accept manuscripts for critique. Please see manuscript guidelines for details. 

Nadine Kenney Johnstone is the author of the memoir, Of This Much I'm Sure, about her IVF challenges and the healing power of hope. Her infertility story has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Today’s Parent, MindBodyGreen, Metro, and Chicago Health Magazine, among others. She teaches at Loyola University and received her MFA from Columbia College in Chicago. Her other work has been featured in various magazines and anthologies, including Chicago Magazine, The Moth, PANK, and The Magic of Memoir. Nadine is a writing coach who presents at conferences internationally. She lives near Chicago with her family. 

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9:30-12 PM program

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