Want to immerse yourself in southern literature for a week and create some literature of your own? Join Janisse Ray, author of the classic Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, in a memoir writing course to get your family and personal stories down on paper and have a lot of fun in the process. You are living an interesting and colorful life. You were given a treasure of stories from your ancestors, childhood, places you lived, people you knew, your children. You’re full of stories. When you’re gone, will the stories be gone too? Your stories are your legacy. Would you like to leave a lasting legacy—wealth of a different kind—to your children and grandchildren? Do you worry about being unable to pass along your wisdom, your cares, your love? In this week-long course on writing, writer Janisse Ray will guide you into putting pencil to paper in order to say what needs to be said. Topics to be covered include how to decide which stories to choose, how to write in scene, how to structure a writing practice, how to keep going, what to do when you’re stuck, and how to publish or collect the stories.