Saturdays, February 8 & 15, 2014
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
These potential land mines can destroy even the best of stories in memoir: boring writing, clumsily-presented facts, lack of unity and unifying story line, no conflict, flat characters, and timidity about secrets and truth-telling—to name a few. In a congenial, supportive atmosphere, award-winning poet and writer Jo McDougall, author of Daddy's Money: A Memoir of Farm and Family, will share what she learned on the treacherous road from memory to publication. Through a combination of workshop and discussion, she’ll offer tips on organization, dialog, texture, revision, and more. All levels welcome.
Participants may submit for critique up to 8 pages of a memoir in progress or of an essay to develop into a memoir. Deadline January 29. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org with Memoir in the Subject line.