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You’ve Got A Story To Tell: Memoir Writing Class

September 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 17, 2017

Location: Curtis Gallery

You’ve Got A Story To Tell is designed to foster a person’s desire to write the stories of their life.  The weekly meetings will consist of in-class writing exercises and homework that will be shared among participants.  Topics discussed in class will include the differences between memoir, personal essay and autobiography; the use of sensory and active words; the use of time-lines, flashbacks; and the choice of distant or close 1st person narration to enhance their storyline. At the end of the 6-week session, students will present a writing of their own to a peer-review critique.  Proper manuscript preparation and constructive editing techniques will be addressed.  This class is open to all writing levels.

Participants are encouraged to attend all 6 sessions but only have to register once.

This event is full. Join the waitlist.

Laura Woodward Cavers is the Reader’s Advisor at New Canaan Library.  She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Manhattanville College and has been teaching writing for three years at Darien Library as well as the facilitator for of the Darien Library Writer’s Workshop for six years.  She is currently writing the final chapters of her novel, Bellwethers.


September 19, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Curtis Gallery
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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