Column Writing: How Personal is Too Personal?
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TMI. PDA. Everybody, it seems, is sharing all the intimate details of their lives — and that's just while standing in line for coffee. Soon we'll be able to hear all about it for hours on end in a locked airline cabin, since everybody will be shouting into a cell phone. As a writer, should you be shouting above everybody else, taking notes or checking with your own family members about whether they've already engaged legal representation? Internationally celebrated humor columnist Gina Barreca believes "we create, construct and tell stories to own them." In this workshop, she'll share tips on how writers can find the courage, wit and honesty to transform own deepest, most personal moments into works that capture, embrace and illuminate the universal experience.