The award-winning author of Hank & Chloe hosts a writing workshop that asks participants to draw from their own lives to put together a plot, story, and narrator.
Jo-Ann Mapson also presents and signs her new book Owen's Daughter following this workshop at 7pm. More info »
Inspired by bestselling literary author Mary Pipher's Writing to Change the World, Mapson guides participants through writing exercises that use their own experiences to create material. She asks aspiring authors to write out their own ancestry and pair it with concrete images in order to construct the structure of a story.
WORKSHOP DETAILS Cost: One (1) copy of Owen's Daughter. Registration and pre-payment at 480.730.0205.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jo-Ann Mapson, a third generation Californian, dropped out of college to marry, but later finished a creative writing degree at California State University, Long Beach. Mapson is the author of the acclaimed novels Shadow Ranch, Blue Rodeo, Hank & Chloe, and Loving Chloe. Setting her fiction in the Southwest, Mapson writes about a region that she knows well; after growing up in California and living for a time in Arizona and New Mexico, Mapson lives today in Costa Mesa, California. She attributes her focus on setting to the influence of Wallace Stegner.
Location: Street: 6428 S McClintock Dr. City: Tempe, Province: Arizona Postal Code: 85283 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)