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Saturday, July 23 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Turning Life Into Art: Tools for Making Memoir out of Memories (Virtual)

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For writers of personal narrative, memory and emotions provide the raw material for story. Like clay, this rich potential needs to molded and shaped to reflect the artist’s vision – in our case, through the art of language. This workshop is for writers of memoir and personal essay who want to explore literary tools that can help them find the heart of their story and support the process of writing it. Techniques include voice, detail and description, narrative transitions, lyricism, point of view and structure.

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Jan Gary

Janice Gary is the author of Short Leash: a Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance, winner of the Eric Hoffer Prize, Nautilus Book Award and a Finalist for the Sarton Award for Memoir. Her work has been published in River Teeth, Brevity, The Spring Journal, Ms. Magazine, and other... Read More →

Saturday July 23, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am EDT