Writers at Work (and Play)

Presented by Kerry Temple

Writing is a chore, a trial, a torment and an exacting task. It is also fun, freeing, creative and uplifting. The workshop will explore the reasons we write, the value of self-expression, the elements of good writing and ways to foster the art and skills of written communication. The day will include some talks and some talking as well as a few writing exercises to bring out the writer in all of us, whether laboring to find the right word or going with the flow.

About Kerry Temple

Kerry Temple, who graduated from Notre Dame in 1974 with a degree in English Literature, has been on staff at Notre Dame Magazine for more than 35 years and its editor since 1995. He has a master's degree in journalism from Louisiana State University and has taught writing since 1984 at USB, Saint Mary's College and Notre Dame. He is the author of Back to Earth: A Backpacker's Journey into Self and Soul as well as numerous magazine articles and essays, having been cited in Best American Essays almost a dozen times.