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I am excited to offer The Minefields of Memoir, a brand-new memoir writing course, held at the spectacular Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, on June 17, 2017! The workshop will feature practical, easy-to-use methods to avoid some of the minefields inherent in personal narratives, along with new and inspiring writing exercises. As always, we’ll talk about the what, why, when, and who of memoir, along with the ever-critical how, or structure of memoir. If you’ve been keen to start writing your memoir, but felt held back, or did start your memoir, but became stalled, due to concerns about how to share personal or family-related details of your life, this workshop will give you the tools you need to produce an honest, artistic, but thoughtfully considered memoir. Just because you want to write your memoir, doesn’t mean you have to be disowned by family and friends in the process! Nor do you need to sacrifice the story’s integrity or beauty by your choices of what to put in, and what to leave out. Learn how to put story first, and still be comfortable and happy with the end result.
Photo credit: Franke James