Writing About Ghosts
The ghosts of our own families sometimes form our personal ‘creations myths’. We gravitate towards these narratives. Such family histories have been a source of fascination, obsession, and material for many writers. This workshop explores the strengths and pitfalls of writing from family history. It examines the work of writers who have written their own ghosts. We will discuss the dynamics that transpire between the writer and the page, as well as choices in voice and perspective.