Cultural Passages: Writing about the Lives and Landscapes of Others

presented by: Sitka Center for Art & Ecology

Starts:Saturday, September 28, 2013  10:00 AMEnds:Sunday, September 29, 2013  4:00 PM



Sitka Center for Art & Ecology

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
56605 Sitka Drive
Otis, OR 97368

Event Description:

Exploring other cultures, whether overseas or in our own communities, can be life changing. We strive to relate the details of that transformation when we write travel stories, cultural journalism or portraits of the people we’ve met. In this workshop, we’ll generate writing based on such excursions afar and close to home. We’ll write from photographs and memory, and we'll explore literary form, style, voice, and the ethics of writing about other people and cultures.


About the Instructor

Joanne B. Mulcahy teaches at The Northwest Writing Institute of Lewis and Clark College. Her essays have appeared in journals and anthologies including “The Stories that Shape Us: Contemporary Women Write About the West" and "These United States.” She is the author of "Birth and Rebirth on an Alaskan Island" and “Remedios: The Healing Life of Eva Castellanoz.” She is currently writing and teaching in Michoacán, Mexico through a Fulbright award until August. 


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