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"Telling Project Memoir Writing Workshop" with Donna Johnson

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Austin Community College: Highland Campus
6101 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78752

11/11/2014 From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Writers' League of Texas is proud to support the Telling Project by offering Telling: San Antonio and Telling: Austin audience members the opportunity to participate in a memoir writing workshop on Tuesday, November 11, from 6pm to 9pm with critically acclaimed author and distinguished instructor Donna Johnson (Holy Ghost Girl). 

Class Description:

Memoir: A Two-Way Mirror
The best personal narratives marry the outer world of events with the inner world of experience. In this workshop we will identify memories and events that remain unresolved and attempt to unpack the meaning of those events through story telling. 

If you have questions about this memoir writing workshop or about the Writers' League of Texas and its programming and membership, please contact us at 512-499-8914 or

About the Instructor: Donna M. Johnson is the author of Holy Ghost Girl, a critically acclaimed memoir deemed “enthralling” by the New York Times and “compulsively readable” by Texas Monthly. Oprah named the book to her Memoirs We Love list twice. Holy Ghost Girl won the Mayborn Creative Nonfiction Prize and took top honors at the Books for a Better Life Awards in Manhattan.Donna’s work had been collected in several anthologies. She has written about religion, family and culture for Huffington Post, The Rumpus, Shambhala Sun, the Psychology Today blog, the Dallas Morning News, and other publications.