This seminar provides participants with an opportunity to write their own stories about their lives, whether it is for other readers or themselves.
The purples writing group is a chance to write about one’s life memories. Each week two or three participants will read their pieces to the group, and the group will offer their responses. Each writer emails his or her writing to the group at least 48 hours before he/or she presents, so that the readers can have time to read and reflect on the writing. The participants’ feedback is enriched by hearing it read by the author’s voice during our meeting time. Writers choose the content, style, format, and genre of their writing and tell the other participants what sort of feedback they want.
There are no required readings. Over the course of the seminar, members are encouraged to share their favorite articles and books about personal writing.