Holiday Writing

Virtual Zoom
Saturday, Dec 12    
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free | Online | Open to the Public

 

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Presenter: 

Dr. Renee Maday

Communication faculty at ASU Language and Cultures unit

Ph.D. and Masters in Communication

B.A. in Composite Writing

 

Holiday Writing

Holidays have a unique power to concentrate our personal thoughts and feelings about family, country, self-identity, community, heritage, etc.   In this Words on Wheels program we will use holiday memories and customs you follow as inspiration for writing.   There are a number of exercises planned and I ask you to please prepare for them ahead of time.

 

Please come ready for a series of writing exercise by bringing 3 items to our session:

  1. Bring a favorite song that you associate with a holiday you celebrate.  
  2. Bring the recipe of a food that you associate with a holiday you celebrate.   It could be Aunt Helen’s potato salad that was your favorite dish at the annual 4th of July picnic/family reunion, your gram’s homemade raisin bread that went so well with the Christmas ham dinner, or a special sweet treat that always brings back a childhood holiday memory.  Bring the ragged and stained recipe card from that little old wooded file box if you have it.  If not, print a recipe out after an internet search.  
  3. Bring any object, such as a hat or scarf, a decoration, a plate or mug, a card, a photograph, a book, etc. that holds a place in your heart in regards to any holiday.  It could be a special candle holder that is part of your traditions, or perhaps a flower that make you think of a New Year celebration in your family.  Any object, from any holiday you mark.  Alternatively, bring the directions to and/or example of a certain craft you associate with a holiday.  It may be about your homemade trim-a-tree efforts, your pumpkins carving tips, or perhaps a craft brought from the “old country” that holds a special meaning to you. 

 

I am looking forward to seeing the 3 items you each select and hearing you share your holiday experiences through your personal writings. 

Dr. Renee Maday

Communication faculty at ASU Language and Cultures unit.

Ph.D. and Masters in Communication

B.A. in Composite Writing

 

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Date: 
Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 10:00am
Location: 

Virtual Zoom