Award-winning author Elena Passarello will teach a free workshop called “Writing the Collage Essay” on Wednesday, May 2nd from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. at Newport Public Library.
A collage essay uses vivid images and quick cuts to tell stories in artfully arranged fragments, rather than in one specific narrative line. Inspired by visual art and film, collage storytelling is an inspiring way to supercharge your writing, and it’s surprisingly easy! Grab your writer’s notebook and join Passarello in this very hands-on, get-out-of-your-chairs workshop, which will outline the basics of reading, responding to, and–most importantly–writing your own nonfiction collages.
Registration is free but space is limited. Pre-registration required. Contact Susan Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 503-227-2583 ex 107 to register.
Passarello is the author of two essay collections and the recipient of a Whiting Award for nonfiction. She lives in Corvallis where she teaches in the MFA program at Oregon State University. Her latest book, Animals Strike Curious Poses, is a 2018 Oregon Book Award finalist in creative nonfiction. This program is sponsored by Literary Arts and the Newport Public Library.