Jumpstart Your Memoir (with Celia Jeffries) - ONLINE
A memoir is, in essence, a ‘slice of life.’ Our lives can seem like large, myopic odysseys that can be difficult to navigate when writing a memoir. What’s my story? What to include? What to leave out? Where to start? Where to end? This 2-hour session is a place to explore those questions. The class will begin with a short craft lecture on the basic components of a memoir. We will do a number of writing exercises throughout and end the day with some ideas to help you develop your memoir going forward. The workshop is open to those who have a story in hand as well as those who are relatively new to the page. All levels, but may be of particular interest to beginners. Limited to 12 writers.
WHEN: 2 Hours: Saturday, February 12 (1 - 3pm EST)
WHERE: Online, via Zoom video conference (live)
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
CELIA JEFFRIES holds an MA from Brandeis and an MFA from Lesley University. Her work has appeared in numerous newspapers and literary magazines including Westview, Solstice, and Puerto del Sol, as well as the anthology Beyond the Yellow Wallpaper. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Turkey Land Cove Foundation, and La Muse. Her debut novel Blue Desert was published in spring 2021. She is currently at work on a memoir.
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