Thursday, February 12, 2015

“Writing Your Memoir” Workshop at Library

A very special 2-day workshop “Writing Your Memoir From Scratch” will be held at the Greenville Public Library on Monday & Tuesday February 23rd & 24th. Both classes run from 6:30 to 8:00 and are free and open to the public. Instructor Lianne Spidel describes the workshop as a chance for participants “to tell your stories and find forgotten treasures hidden in the Deep Well of your own memory."

Lianne is a well-known published poet and retired English and Journalism teacher at both the high school and college level. She explains that the only things you need to bring are writing materials such as a notebook or legal pad and pens or pencils - no electronic devices, no documents, autobiographies, or family histories. “Everything is inside your head, and your writing will be done at the workshop.”

The directions are simple according to Lianne. “The first step is to forget everything you learned in school about the writing process, such as topic sentences, outlines, introductions, and conclusions. They are needed for schoolwork and business but they don‘t belong in this workshop!”

She says throwing them out is harder than you think! It’s not necessary to read anything in preparation or to bring previous work - Lianne will present ideas to get started. Light
refreshments will be served.

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