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Subject: Will be leading a Memoir Writing Workshop - Suggestions?
Date Posted: 11/11/2007 9:38 AM ET
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I'm going to be leading a memoir writing workshop at our local library -- probably will be 8 weeks long and will continue if anyone wants to keep working on their life story.

Has anyone else done this or been to a workshop like this? Any suggestions you can offer? What you liked or didn't like? Have a favorite memoir I could use for examples?

Date Posted: 11/28/2007 11:30 PM ET
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I usually recommend Hillary Carlip's Revenge of the Oddballs as a good example of the memoir genre. She is a member of a loose-knit group of writers (the Memoirists Collective) that helps promote each others' books. All the books are worthwhile...

Date Posted: 1/15/2008 3:03 PM ET
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Thanks David - I appreciate the suggestion.

Date Posted: 1/24/2008 7:30 PM ET
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How did it go?  Would you be interested in sharing your seminar here?  I'd be interested in hearing what you have to suggest about writing memoirs.

Date Posted: 1/25/2008 10:32 AM ET
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Thanks for asking -- the workshop is going well and I'm happy with the number of people that signed up.

Not sure how I could condense what I'm teaching to share here. I'm doing 8 sessions and we meet for almost 2 hours. Eventually I might be putting a blog together.

If you don't mind doing some reasearch, there's a lot of info on the 'net about writing personal narratives and memoir writing.