Embodying Your Narrative A Writer’s Workshop

Taught by Audrey Minutolo Le

July 1925, 2020

Immerse yourself in this week-long writ­ing intensive workshop that will help guide you more deeply into your narrative voice. Our week together will include morning pages, reading, writing and cre­ative move­ment to discover the elements of compelling narra­tives. We will examine arc-of-story in many forms including in poetry, short stories, music and dance to understand how characteri­zation, motiva­tion, theme, pacing, conflict, flow and coda function together in any creative body of work. Drawing on our beautiful surroundings, we will delve into the crea­tive process: some days we will employ proprioceptive (meditative) writing to get to the core of our creative self; other days we will use morning pages and move­ment as a precursor to the writing process. In a workshop set­ting, students will collectively revise, shape and polish their writing to bring a sense of completion to their written work.

Audrey Minutolo Le teaches literature and writing in the Departments of English and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Maine in Orono. She has specialized in British women’s literature, women and social scandal in 19th century British and American Literature, 19th century women travelers, and multicultural and transnational women’s literature.

     Her written work includes narrative fiction, poetry, travel writing, and screen­plays. She has co-directed two short films, Raw Bar and The Bog, with director Allen Coulter (Sopranos, House of Cards, Boardwalk Empire). Audrey’s creative work has been performed at The Sydney Women’s College and The May Sinclair Society Sym­posium at Sheffield Hallam University. The creator and co-writer of the period drama, Gray Ledges, Audrey and her collaborative team are in development of the show for Maine Public Broadcasting and PBS. Her travel guide, Biking Mount Desert Island (DownEast Books) is in its second edition.

Contact audrey.minutolo@maine.edu for more information.


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