Public Speaking

“Narrative, Identity, Relationality,” Invited Speaker, What Matters to Me and Why Dinner, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA. 

As part of a writing group, Dr. Teske has drafted a whole series of novellae:

  1. Hear My Train A-Comin’

  2. Hiking the Darkness

  3. Mirago

  4. The Gates

  5. Amelie’s Gift

  6. How I Won Your Mother

  7. Can We Go Again

  8. Son of a Preacher Man (or The Ground of All Being)

  9. Veritas

 

He did workshops at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, and at the Writer’s House at Elizabethtown College. Elizabethtown, PA “Veritas: Memory, Narrative, and Autobiographical Fiction,” which included reading from “Veritas.”

He also recently did a workshop at Hippocamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers “Memory: Your Brain on Stories”:

“A tour-de-force romp through the psychology and neuroscience of memory, particularly autobiographical, focusing on the constructive nature of memory and the variations in how events are remembered and told across time and persons. We’ll talk about common memory errors, myths of memory, and the construction of narrative, meaning, emotion, and identity across different contexts. The corpus of myths and stories we draw from our culture in telling stories to ourselves about ourselves, and deceiving ourselves, will be the focus.”

 

Dr. Teske also has prepared a two hour (or two separate one-hour) talk, breaking this material into an hour on “Memory and Story,” and an hour on “Self-Deception in Memoir”