Professional Critiques of Nonfiction
Listening to Lisa Ohlen Harris talk about memoir begins to infuse your life with story. Those who have shared your life take on the luster and patina of a well-loved landscape. It is a gift to the spirit.
Lisa Ohlen Harris will be the featured writer at the Prose Night sponsored by the McMinnville Public Library. The evening of April 2nd at 406 NE 3rd Street, McMinnville beginning at 6:30 PM, Lisa read excerpts from her work. It is a wonderful open mic opportunity. If you have something to share you can come up and read an excerpt of your work.
Lisa is the author of two memoirs; the Middle East memoir “Through the Veil” and most recently “The Fifth Season: A Daughter-in-Law’s Memoir of Caregiving” She has an MFA from Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. She was the Creative Nonfiction Editor of “Relief Journal” (LINK) from 2007 through 2010. She is a free lance editor who offers critique services which will look for strengths and potentials, look for what is effective and how writing can be enhanced. Not forgetting the details, her critiques include editorial corrections in grammar, punctuation, and usage as well as writing craft guidance to help shape and polish a specific essay and to improve tools for future writing projects. She has worked with authors to develop editing skills, to improve a literary essay, to polish an essay collection, to fine tune college application essays, and to edit and strengthen book-length manuscripts.
The Terroir Creative Writing Festival sponsored by the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County is on Saturday, April 18th, at the Chemeketa Community College McMinnville Campus. Lisa Ohlen Harris will be offering four 20 minute one-on-one critiques and feedback on a nonfiction article, essay, or memoir excerpt up to 3000 words. She will review the writing ahead of time. During her critique she will point out strengths, weaknesses, and the potential of the work. Since Lisa will review work before the Festival, it is important to register early.