Memoir 101: Hard Stuff
February 17 @ EST 10:30 am - 12:00 pm$35
Member Price: $30
Deadline to Register: February 17, 5 pm
Instructor: Anais Salibian
Memoir can be an emotionally difficult genre. It asks you to figure out your life, perhaps delve into painful experiences, and sometimes tell truths that others don’t want to hear. How can you write it in a way that supports your own insight and resilience? How do you handle the issue of others’ reactions? What is ethical or legal to write? We’ll discuss how writers have handled these issues and practice writing in ways that help turn a life into art.
Anais Salibian holds a Master’s degree in English literature and Certification in Secondary Education. She has taught writing classes at Writers & Books since 1989. In her Writing to Heal classes, delivered at battered women’s shelters, rape crisis centers, breast cancer support organizations, and elsewhere, she integrates story writing with structured journaling and poetry exercises to expand and deepen insight and healing. Her published works are creative nonfiction. In 2004, she received Writers & Books’ Teacher of Adults Award for the Creation and Appreciation of Literature.
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.