Thursday, March 3, 2011

Special Event! Workshop with Journalist Sam Quinones

Presented by “True Story!” Reading Series, the MA in American Studies Program at Kennesaw State University, and the Georgia Writers Association

Author and Journalist Sam Quinones

Wednesday, April 13th
8:00 p.m.
Kavarna Bar and Coffeeshop

Great news!

LA Times Reporter and creative nonfiction author Sam Quinones will take the “True Story!” stage at Kavarna on Wednesday, April 13th at 8:00 pm, to discuss his bold brand of reportage and to present a workshop on telling your own true story.

Sam Quinones is an LA Times reporter, storyteller, and author of two books of creative nonfiction about Mexico and Mexican immigration.

He also edits TELL YOUR TRUE TALE, an experiment in storytelling. He teaches a writing workshop of the same name, based on his books and the stories he's written for most of his 24-year journalism career. See more at

We at “True Story” are so pleased to partner with the MA in American Studies Program at Kennesaw State University and the Georgia Writers’ Association to present this unique workshop-and-storytelling event.

More About Sam Quinones

He is the author of Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream and True Tales from Another Mexico.

The S.F. Chronicle Book Review called him “the most original American writer on the border and Mexico out there.”

The L.A. Times Book Review said “over the last 15 years, he has filed the best dispatches about Mexican migration and its effects on the United States and Mexico, bar none.”

Interested in developing your own true stories?

Come to Kavarna in Decatur, on Wednesday, April 13th. The event starts at 8:00. Arrive early and bring your true-stories-in-the-making!

More About the Workshop

Among the biggest challenges new writers face is figuring out what to write and how to start.

Tell Your True Tale workshops get them to think of their own experiences and of those around them as raw material for avoiding writer's block.

We’ll work to make them read like fiction, but each story should be entirely nonfiction.

By insisting on stories told in limited space, the True Tales approach forces writers to hone their thoughts and imagination, eliminate unnecessary words, make the hard choices that are part of strong writing, no matter the genre.

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