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Memoir 101: Finding the Right Voice
November 5, 2020 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:30 pm$35
Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows:
- Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts.
- Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts.
- Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of the workshop between 5:15 pm and one hour before the workshop starts.
Member Price: $30
Deadline to Register: November 4, 5 pm
Instructor: Anais Salibian
This class will examine the concept of voice and explore point of view in writing memoir. We’ll study the creative use of point of view in “Proof,” by Richard Rodriguez, and read sample pages from Angela’s Ashes, by Frank McCourt, and The Boys of My Youth by Joanna Beard. We’ll discuss the distinctions between yourself as a person, as an author, as a narrator, and as a character.
With a Master’s degree in English literature and a Certification in Secondary Education, Anais Salibian taught high school English and Drama for five years. She had been a massage therapist since 1981, using a mind/body modality that is particularly suited to help people overcome trauma and connect with their deeper selves. She has taught creative writing classes at Writers & Books since 1989 and has published creative nonfiction. In 2004, she received the Writers & Books Teacher of Adults Award for the Creation and Appreciation of Literature.