Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a bi-monthly Writing Series at Word After Word Books!
For our next session on September 25th, we'll dive into memoir, inspired by the teachings of Linda Joy Myers, author of two memoirs: "Don't Call Me Mother" and "Song of the Planes," and "The Magic of Memoir," a memoirist's companion.
Specifically, we'll work on identifying what Myers calls "Turning Point Moments," significant moments important in our lives. These are the moments of impact, the "inciting incidents," that led us to where we are today, and they can be used as a starting point for writing your memoir. During the session, we'll identify our turning points and work on developing them into an outline for our story.
Writing sessions are held in the store every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise specified), from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will focus on building writing practice through prompts, writing exercises, and shared readings.
Sessions will incorporate general writing practice with timed prompts and reading out loud (always voluntary), as well as at least one writing exercise every session, varying based on the theme. Themes include character building, description, grammar, word play, short stories, memoir, etc. We'll do something new each week!
We invite special guest authors and writers to lead occasional sessions, so if you know someone who might be interested, of if you would like to lead a session yourself, please contact us at the bookstore!
Sessions are $15 in advance or $20 at walk-in. Want to save money by attending more than one session? Purchase a 4-pack and attend any four sessions of your choice (they do not have to be consecutive) for just $50!