Creative Writing w/ Natalie Parker-Lawrence

Creative Writing w/ Natalie Parker-Lawrence
Date(s) - 03/31/2013
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dates Coming Soon…


Creative Writing– Nonfiction/Memoirs, Journaling, Autobiographies, Lyric Essays, Flash Essays, Prose Poems, etc.

Class Description:

Students are invited to bring copies of their work to the first session, and the class uses the next three workshops to respond with kind criticism and suggestions. We will learn about styles, rewriting, and places to publish our work.

Teacher Info:

Natalie Parker-Lawrence


M.F.A. in Creative Writing–Creative Nonfiction and Playwriting, 2010
University of New Orleans
Thesis: Wider Than A Mile (personal and lyric essays/memoir) directed by Kay Murphy, Patrice Melnick, and Kristen Iversen

+45 in Theatre, 1996
University of Memphis
Playwriting work directed by Stephen Malin

M.A. in Linguistics, 1980
University of Memphis, University College
Thesis: Literacy and Dialect directed by Bill Deloach and Lana McWilliams

B.A. in Comparative Literature, 1977
University of Memphis
Course work directed by Reginald Dalle and Cynthia Tucker

B.S. in Secondary Education, 1977
University of Memphis
Course work directed by June Rose Richie


Creative Nonfiction in Journals/Magazines/Newspapers/Blogs:

“Seven Eleven,” Slice of Life, forthcoming.

“My Sister Mulan,” Southern Indiana Review, Spring 2013.

“Mario’s Shoes,“ Alimentum, December 5, 2012.

“Four a.m.,” The Palimpsest Journal, December 1, 2012.

“Is Anyone Else Coming By,” Slice of Life, October 11, 2012.

“I Bet They’re Asleep All Over America,” an excerpt of the play in Wildflower Magazine, October 10, 2012: 36-47.

“A Memorial To Ray Bradbury, The Writer Who Brought Literary Merit To Summer, Robots, and the Stars, Wildflower Magazine, July 15, 2012: 38-39.

“Not By The Hair,” Slice of Life, July 7, 2012.

“Patrice Melnick: Louisiana Poet/Festival Muse,” guest blog for SheWrites, June 27, 2012

“Trained Children,” Stone Highway Review, May/June 2012:43-44.

“Memphis,” in The Place Where You Live, Orion Magazine, January 2012.

“In the Time of Food,” Wildflower Magazine, January 2012.

“The Breasts of a Tall Woman or Why I Write,” The Barefoot Review, Winter 2011.
http://www.barefootreview.org/winter2011.html - nataly_parker_lawrence

“Lunchability: Then and Now,” Edible Memphis, Fall 2011: 40-43.

“Thread,” Knee-Jerk Magazine, Issue 21, March 2011.
http://kneejerkmag.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=155:thread- by-natalie-parker-lawrence&catid=13:stories

“Farm Day,” Edible Memphis, Summer 2010: 28-31 (plus photography).

“Trained Children,” Trainwrite, (Karen Eileen Sikola), May 8, 2010.

“Lustoleum,” Postcard Memoirs, (Sonja Livingston), April 1, 2010.

“Channeling Ferlinghetti’s ‘Autobiography,’ The Literary Bohemian, Issue 8, February 2010.

“Dying For Pie,” Edible Memphis, Winter 2010: 10-11.

“Lust,” Tata Nacho, November 2009.

“Spain Train,” The Pinch 29.1 (2009): 89-90.

“The History of Sharing and Not Sharing Comfort Food,” World History Bulletin 24.1 (2008): 8-12.

“Play Something,” The Commercial Appeal, January 2006.

“A Library Remembered,” The Commercial Appeal, January 1995.

I Bet They’re Sleeping All Over America: Monologs About Insomnia, full-length play (based on true stories)
Staged Reading, Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis, August 2012
Production, Our Own Voice Theatre Troupe, Memphis, Sept/Oct 2012.

Bob War, ten-minute play
Production, The Morris Theatre Guild (Chicago Area), (invitational ten-minute play festival, 2nd Annual 24 Hour Theatre, by The Just Passing By Theatre Company), August 2011.

Earlybirds, ten-minute play
Staged Reading, University of Memphis, 1999.
Production, Rhodes College’s Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival, 2000.
Production, Theatre Works, 2000.
Production, Adelphi (NY) University’s Spring Play Festival, 2009.

Upright Position, full-length one-act play
Production, Theatre Works, 2006.
Regional Staged Reading, Women Playwrights’ Initiative (WPI) in Orlando, FL, 2008.

Neither Honey Nor Vinegar, full-length one-act play
Staged Reading, University of Memphis, 1999.
Production, Houston High School in Germantown, TN, 1999.

Pack Up The Moon, ten-minute play
Staged Reading, Shelby County/Memphis Teachers of English Spring Conference, 1998.

Planting Firewood, short one-act play
Staged Reading (done by Theatre Faculty), University of Memphis, 1998.

A Box of Yellow Stars, one-act play
Staged Reading, University of Memphis, 1998.
Staged Reading, First Unitarian Church in Memphis, 1998.

Rock Paper Scissors, full-length play
Staged Reading, University of Memphis, 1996
Production, Theatre Works in Memphis, 1997

“All Who Wander Are Not Lost.” Weekly Web Column (Spirituality), Wildflower Magazine, December 12, 2011 to the present.

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