Using Instagram as a Memory Making Tool Workshop

03/18/2023 - 11:00am to 1:00pm EDT
Creative Nonfiction

Social media — specifically Twitter and Instagram — can often be our biggest detriment as writers. It eagerly sucks up writing periods like a starved animal, turning one five minute break between chapters into lost hours. But what if we could reimagine what social media means to the creative nonfiction writing process?

In this class, we’ll explore how to use Instagram as a tool to support memory by hunting through old posts and crafting stories around the information we find. In-class writing exercises and discussions will focus on how we decipher which details are most important to include and which will muddy the text. Later, we will debate what is gained or lost by bringing social media into our creative endeavors.

At the end of the two hours, your feed will become one big digital memory box that you can use to map out details through photographic time stamps for your current projects.

Contact Information

Kailey DelloRusso