To Tell The Truth: A Workshop in Memory & Storytelling with Susan Hand Shetterly

Posted Aug. 28, 2012, at 4:49 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME

For more information: Carrie Callahan; 207-733-2233;

To Tell The Truth: A Workshop in Memory & Storytelling with Susan Hand Shetterly

Narrative nonfiction and memoir use the truth as if it were clay to make stories. But the truth depends on who tells the story. There are often contradictory versions. Come prepared to explore your stories, your truths—and to imagine those of others. We will use writing exercises, pictures, dialogue, and descriptions of place to evoke this complicated idea of telling stories about what happens in the real world and in the world of our imaginations, and how time affects what we know and what we don’t.

Susan Hand Shetterly is the author of two collections of narrative essays, five children’s books, and numerous articles and essays in magazines such as Audubon, Down East, Yankee, National Wildlife, Sanctuary, and Habitat. She was a contributing writing to Maine Times for fifteen years. She has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, two Individual Artist Fellowship Grants from the Maine Arts Commission, and she has been a resident at Yaddo. Last year, her book Settled in the Wild won the 2011 Maine Literary Award for nonfiction.

Saturday, October 6, 1:00pm-5:00pm, Fee: $55 MWPA Members, $100 Non-Members


There is one full fellowship available. The fellowship will be judged on both writing ability and financial need. The application’s “Statement of Financial Need” will serve as the writing sample. To apply for a fellowship, please download the application form on theMWPA website:

Date & Time: Saturday, October 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center in Lubec

Fee: $55 MWPA Members |$100 Non-Members

Maximum Attendees: 15

Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance

Glickman Family Library

314 Forest Avenue, Room 318

Portland, ME 04102


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