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Mary Elizabeth Cartwright

Pop Culture in Memoir: Incorporating Fictional Characters into Your Personal Story

Friday, April 12 - 8:30 am - 9:45 am

Rosa Deal Room 206

 
 

BIO

Mary Elizabeth Cartwright is a fiction writer who dabbles in all things southern and twisted. Her favorite fiction is that of William Faulkner, Jesmyn Ward, and Carson McCullers. She is a graduate candidate of the MFA program at the University of Memphis, her alma mater. Mary is the current Managing Editor of The Pinch, the University of Memphis’s literary journal, as well as an instructor of the English Department. She aids undergraduate students at the university with writing at the Communication and Writing Center in her free time and her nightlife includes working at a pharmacy where she gets the majority of her writing material.

WORKSHOP

Pop Culture in Memoir: Incorporating Fictional Characters into Your Personal Story

This workshop will focus on incorporating pop culture into the memoir/essay. We will discuss  how writers such as Dinty Moore, Kelsey Miller and Alice Bolin add tangibility and relatability to their work through their engagement with American pop culture. Come to workshop prepared with an essay or section of your in-process memoir that mentions a movie, a television, or even a character that you relate to, that influenced you during that time in your life in which you are writing about.