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How-To Tuesday: Reading Aloud: It’s Not Just for Bedtime Stories — Using Audio to Hone Your Creative Nonfiction (Theresa Okokon)

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

$20.00

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Too often, writers think about reading as a silent activity. But, if you slow down to think about it, you are probably HEARING these very words “out loud” in your head. That’s because reading isn’t silence based, its SOUND based.

In this workshop, we will discuss how to use sound as a meaningful sensory consideration in composing your writing.

  • Where are the overlaps between what works in music and what works in writing?
  • What tools can we use to predict the way our writing might sound to someone else?
  • Outside of our writing itself, how can sound be part of our work as writers?

About the series: How-To Tuesdays are monthly talks on the craft of creative nonfiction, publishing, marketing and the writing life led by Hippocampus Magazine editors & contributors. Your registration helps fund our contributor payments and other costs associated with running our journal.

Meet the Speaker

theresa-okokonTheresa Okokon is a Pushcart Prize nominated essayist. A Wisconsinite living in New England, she is a writer, a storyteller, and the co-host of Stories From The Stage. In addition to writing and performing her own stories, Theresa also teaches storytelling and writing workshops and classes, coaches other tellers, hosts story slams, and frequently emcees events for nonprofits. An alum of both the Memoir Incubator and Essay Incubator programs at GrubStreet, Theresa’s memoir in essays about memory, family stories, and the death of her father — THE OKOKON FAMILY ORCHESTRA — is slated for publication with Atria Books at Simon & Schuster.

Theresa’s essays (and bathroom selfies!) have appeared in midnight & indigo, ELLE, the Independent, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, and Boston.com. Her essay “Me Llamo Theresa”, published by Hippocampus Magazine and nominated for a 2020 Pushcart Prize, was named among the Top Essays of the Week by Longreads and The Rumpus.

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Date:
February 6
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Cost:
$20.00
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Hippocampus Magazine and Books
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