From Music to Memoir: Using Jazz to Build Personal Essays with Athena Dixon
June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$35
The ability to use creative inspiration outside of your genre can be one of the most powerful tools a writer can have. Using the jazz standard All Blues by Miles Davis, we will explore the layers needed to create a richly crafted personal essay. From developing the core idea of the piece to determining the best creative vehicle for the story, participants will leave with a solid foundation on which to build their own work.
ABOUT THE HOST:
A native of Northeast Ohio, Athena Dixon is the author of The Incredible Shrinking Woman (Split/Lip Press) and No God in This Room (Argus House Press). Her work also appears in The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books) and in various publications including GAY Magazine and Narratively. She resides in Philadelphia. Learn more about the author at www.athenadixon.com.