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Writing About Your Hometown with Kasie Whitener (Virtual Event)
As impactful as setting can be on a short story, novel, memoir, or autobiography, the setting we know best is our hometown. It’s where we learned to ride a bike, where we made our first friends, the place we couldn’t wait to escape and the place we love to go back to. There’s a reason high schools and colleges call reunion weekends “homecoming” because where we grew up has a special place in our memory and hearts.
Working from the author’s perspective of her own novelization of Herndon, Virginia, Dr. Kasie Whitener explores the details authors include and the ones we leave out when writing about our hometown.
An invitation to join this online workshop will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop.