Mindy Friddle

TFAC partners with Hub City Writers Project to present workshops

Published 7:01pm Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tryon Fine Arts Center joins forces with Hub City Writer’s Project of Spartanburg to present a series of three evening  creative writing workshops in Tryon.

All area writers are invited to hone their skills in writing family history/memoirs, fiction writing and poetry led by professional writers from the region.

• Tuesday, Feb. 19: Writing Family History/Memoir

Instructor: Deno Trakas, Author and English Department Chair, Wofford College

In addition to his book Because Memory Isn’t Eternal: A Story of Greeks in Upstate South Carolina, a family history, Trakas has published fiction, poetry and essays and has won five South Carolina Fiction prizes.

Trakas will cover topics including:

- How to collect and select relevant material

- How to organize the material

- How to bring people to life on the page

- How provide historical context

- How to hang the family’s dirty laundry

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