Mosaic Writing: Using Fiction, Poetry, and Memoir in Creative Nonfiction
Marjorie Hudson thought she was writing a history book when she took on the subject of Virginia Dare and the Lost Colony in the 2002 Searching for Virginia Dare: A Fool’s Errand, Instead, the haunting subject, full of missing children, grieving fathers, lost nations of Native Americans, and 400 years of legends, inspired her to draw on her fiction, poetry, and memoir writing skills to tell the story. In this program, Hudson reads from her book and talks about her decision-making process as a writer and researcher. She also discusses how to use text fragments and voice as tile and grout to make a mosaic that creates a satisfying whole picture.
*This program includes writing exercises if requested.