“Summer romances end for all kinds of reasons. But when all is said and done, they have one thing in common: They are shooting stars-a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, a fleeting glimpse of eternity. And in a flash, they’re gone.” – Nicholas Sparks
Summer crushes, summer flings... we’ve all had them, and their memories have the power to infuse us with a bittersweet longing to return to that time, if only for a moment. Revisiting those days through the lens of our current reality can offer us fresh perspective, as well as insight into who we’ve become as a result of our experience. We’ll begin with a meditation that starts us on a journey back to the summer of your choosing, then pull singular, sensual details (scents, sights, sounds) into the present. Through a series of writing prompts, we’ll lose ourselves in memory, recreating our story and discovering for ourselves the gifts of those summer nights.
Aug 29 (Th)
$35(Includes lunch. Pre-registration required)
Jennifer Hritz is the author of two novels, The Crossing and I, too, Have Suffered in the Garden. Winner of the Chris O’Malley Fiction Prize, she also holds both an M.A. in Literature and Language, and a Ph.D. in American Literature. Themes of memory, psychological trauma and betrayal fill her fiction, including her forthcoming third novel, Slow Burn. She lives with her teenage son in Austin, where she writes and teaches creative writing workshops for girls.