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MEMORY AND MEMOIR WRITING SERIES


  • The Writers Place 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue Kansas City, MO, 64111 United States (map)

This four-week workshop will assist memoir writers in exploring their own stories and help them increase the effectiveness and reach of their writing. Participants will read and critique each other’s work. The goal of the workshop is to complete a short memoir (10-15 pages) or book chapter.

The workshop focuses on individual, thoughtful writing, setting of scene, and arc of story. We will discuss the basics of aspects of memoir and travel memoir, as well as editing and the processes and difficulties of publishing.



 

  Dr. Patrick Dobson  is a writer, scholar, and college professor living in Kansas City, MO. The University of Nebraska Press published his travel memoirs,  Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer  in 2015 and  Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains  in 2009.  Canoeing the Great Plains  won the 2016 High Plains Book Award in creative nonfiction and the Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award. His essays and poems have been published in  New Letters, daCunha, Kansas City Star, Garo,   Wood Coin , and others. He earned a doctorate in American History and Literature at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2013. Patrick has edited books, taught journalism, and been a union ironworker. He now teaches American History, Modern Latin American History, and Western Civilization at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS. His latest memoir, a work-in-progress is  Ferment: Wine, Vineyard, and Manic Depression.

Dr. Patrick Dobson is a writer, scholar, and college professor living in Kansas City, MO. The University of Nebraska Press published his travel memoirs, Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer in 2015 and Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains in 2009. Canoeing the Great Plains won the 2016 High Plains Book Award in creative nonfiction and the Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award. His essays and poems have been published in New Letters, daCunha, Kansas City Star, Garo, Wood Coin, and others. He earned a doctorate in American History and Literature at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2013. Patrick has edited books, taught journalism, and been a union ironworker. He now teaches American History, Modern Latin American History, and Western Civilization at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS. His latest memoir, a work-in-progress is Ferment: Wine, Vineyard, and Manic Depression.

This is a 4-week series.

Members $175 (use promo code “member” at check out)

Non-members $250

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