Saturday, September 11th, 2021
12:00-2:00 PM on Zoom
Memoirs and personal essays often examine identity through the lens of tension. In this workshop, attendees will discuss the concept of intersectionality and explore the ways it can be used to expose tension in their own narratives and create grittier, more compelling work.
Kristie Robin Johnson is an educator, essayist, and poet from Augusta, GA. She is the current Chair of the Department of Humanities at Georgia Military College’s Augusta campus where she is an Assistant Professor of English. A graduate of the MFA Creative Writing program at Georgia College and State University, Kristie’s writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has received other awards and recognition including the 2020 Porter Fleming Prize for Nonfiction and the 2021 Page Prize for Nonfiction. Her work has been published in numerous literary magazines, journals, and anthologies. Her first book, High Cotton, was released in 2020 by Raised Voice Press and was named Finalist in the memoir category of the 2021 Georgia Author of the Year Awards. She resides in Grovetown, GA with her two sons.