Memoir: A Workshop for Writers with Beth Kephart
Sometimes the memories we yearn to revive remain just beyond our reach—childhood stories, vanished rooms, words on an elementary-school chalkboard. With his masterful evocations of story and place, N. C. Wyeth unlocks the nearly forgotten in us. In this two-hour memoir workshop, learn about how memoir gets made, listen to a handful of brief excerpts from classic memoirs, then spend time among N. C. Wyeth's paintings and landscapes, unlocking and sharing personal stories.
Beth Kephart is the award-winning writer of 23 books and has written about memoir and literature for national publications. An adjunct teacher of creative nonfiction and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Beth received the 2015 Beltran Family Award for Innovative Teaching and Mentoring. She was named one of the 50 writers celebrated in the year-long Philadelphia’s Literary Legacy exhibit at the Philadelphia International Airport, and passages and photographs from her book Love: A Philadelphia Affair were the subject of a six-month display at the airport in 2016. As the author of Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir and Tell the Truth. Make It Matter, Beth co-founded Juncture Workshops in 2016. Juncture delivers memoir workshops in extraordinary landscapes and produces a monthly newsletter featuring conversations with the top working memoirists of our time.
This program is part of The Art of Stories presented by PNC Arts Alive—a multidisciplinary celebration of the narrative arts and the ways in which stories are crafted, saved and shared including discussions, performances and opportunities for artistic self-expression.