A memoir is a story that focuses on the meaning and intensity of a singular relationship in the author's life.
During this writing workshop, Thomas Larson, author of The Memoir & the Memoirist: Reading & Writing Personal Narrative, will help participants find a focus, a purpose and the emotional truth of their story.
Those attending will also examine the mainstays of the memoir form: truth-telling and self-disclosure; sudden versus long-ago memoir; good and bad therapeutic writing; and the importance of metaphor and myth in the personal life.
Registration is required and starts September 1st; call 807-2626.
Since 1999, Thomas Larson has been a contributing writer for the weekly "San Diego Reader," where he specializes in investigative journalism, narrative non-fiction and profiles. He leads workshops and lectures on memoir throughout the United States and facilitates private memoir-writing groups.
WhenOctober 28, 2009
2:00pm - 4:00pm