October 29th, 2015 - 9:00 pm
Location: 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, AL, 35223 | Authors: Janisse Ray
Janisse Ray will be a plenary speaker at this year's Central South Native Plant Conference, which is put on by the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and will take place October 29-31. On October 29th from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Ray will be teaching a full-day, pre-conference workshop titled "A Garden of Stories: Write Your Life." In the course, participants will get a chance to focus on how to transform ideas into compelling, useful stories. Janisse will use writing prompts, brainstorming, and advice from her own career to fuel the day. The class will cover the basics of creative nonfiction, including memoir and legacy writing. Come prepared to write, with your favorite writing tools. On October 30th, Ray will give her plenary speech, "Thinking of Heirloom Varietals as Natives," from 11:15AM-12:15PM. Tickets to both the pre-conference and conference are $245 for members and $280 for nonmembers. Pre-conference, conference, and student tickets are also available.
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