Writing the Body: How to Mine Your Treasure Chest for Memories

Breakout Session


Did you know that our body is the most reliable record-keeper of life experiences; much more so than our brain and what we like to call “memory”? From prompts and literary examples, glean fresh ideas about how to mine the treasure chest that is your body and be reminded of how useful it can be to turn your attention to individual body parts in order to re-member, or make whole, past experiences that have brought you to this point in your life. Discover your body's evocative abilities in turning forgotten incidents into vividly remembered scenes for richer and more viscerally crafted personal essays and memoir.

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  • Nina Lichtenstein

    Nina Lichtenstein, a native of Norway, divides her time between Tel Aviv, Maine and Oslo. She holds a PhD in French literature and an MFA in CNF from University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program. Her writing has appeared in Brevity, Tablet, The Forward, Lilith, Washington Post and the anthology INK...