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Portraits of People

Gary Miller

At our workshop on October 1st, we talked a bit about the idea of writing longer work. We read David Sedaris's essay "You Can't Kill the Rooster" and looked at how he managed to create a colorful, believable portrait of his brother by using general statements followed by specific examples. Then we wrote our own portraits of people from our past using the same opening as Sedaris's essay: "When I was young..." We did a quick  minute response to this prompt, then people took what they'd written home and used more time to expand on it. We'll share these longer works at the meeting on October 8. Hope to see you there!