January 16th, 23rd, & 30th
Have you wondered about what exactly "memoir" is? What's the difference between memoir and memoirs, autobiography and biography? Why write one and just how or where do you begin? Who would care?
There are many reasons to write your memoir but don't confuse "memoir" with non-thematic "memoirs", those disjointed reminiscences most commonly written by celebrities. Also, memoir shouldn't be confused with autobiography.
Everyone has stories - unique ones and ordinary ones. Some are amazing and inspiring, others funny or sad. But one thing is certain; we all have lots and lots of them. Many of our life-stories fall into themes but not knowing how to select those themes is a major roadblock to beginning a memoir. Mostly, we're overwhelmed!
If you've considered writing your own memoir, this workshop is for you. Whether you're a complete novice or a seasoned writer, I'll teach you how to use "prompts" to help engage your writer's memory. Regardless of your intentions - self-publishing 20 copies to share with your family or in hopes of future publication and sale, we'll learn how to focus our stories while also having fun.
We'll meet for 2 1/2 hours for three consecutive weeks. And given the use of "threes," the memoir-writing workshop consists of 3 components to help us along;
1. Instructional exercises, worksheets and discussion
2. short readings - to be handed out in class
3. Group writing assignments and sharing our work
What you'll need to bring:
1. Your writing journal if you keep one
2. One-two personal photographs
3. Your enthusiasm and positive attitude
Hope to see you there!