Keep the routine going with Jeanne Blasberg who will help writers edit and/or adapt personal essays for delivery on stage in the style of “The Moth” radio hour. Class time will include onstage rehearsal and refinement of essays so they can be shared in five minutes. On September 9th, all willing participants are invited to read or deliver their stories from memory at a community performance hosted by the United Theatre. “Life Writing Workshop with Ethan Gilsdorf” is a prerequisite for “Take your Story to the Stage.”
Jeanne Blasberg is an award-winning author and essayist. Her novels, Eden and The Nine, explore the complex relationships between mothers and their children and the drama that arises when societal pressure conflicts with maternal instinct. In April 2021, Jeanne was named a Southampton Arts Bookends Fellow. She is the founder of the Westerly Writers Workshop and sits on the boards of the Boston Book Festival and GrubStreet. Jeanne reviews contemporary fiction for the New York Journal of Books. She splits her time between Westerly, RI and Park City, UT. More info: jeanneblasberg.com
Sponsored by the Ocean Community YMCA and hosted by the United Theatre.
5 Canal St, Westerly, RI 02891