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Introduction to Memoir Writing

Your life is a rich collection of stories: painful stories, funny stories, stories about your little sister, your best friend in high school, your first job, stories about crazy adventures and about boredom, stories about loyalty and betrayal, stories about love, about routine, about deep personal discovery.
But where to begin?

In this six-week class, you won’t be asked to complete a piece of writing. Instead, the in-class writing exercises will help you to explore your memories, introduce (or re-introduce) you to the practice of writing; and encourage you to play with the basic elements of memoir writing.

While you will be asked to share your work, you don’t need to worry about it being handled roughly. The atmosphere will be friendly and open, and will nurture your creative spirit. You will look at the process of writing about your life from the inside out, as a writer rather than a reader.

These classes will be taught by Pam Sourelis, MA, MFA. Pam is a published writer and an experienced writing instructor and workshop leader. She has taught for DePaul and Loyola universities in Chicago, the Illinois Writing Project, and the Master’s in Writing program of Southern New Hampshire University, and has independently taught writing classes for adults for 18 years.

Find more info here.


Tuesday, February 20 from 7 pm to 9 pm


Read Between The Lynes, East Van Buren Street, Woodstock, IL, United States

Introduction to Memoir Writing
Read Between The Lynes, East Van Buren Street, Woodstock, IL, United States

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