Writing memoir is not easy, but it’s fulfilling and exciting and well worth the
hard work, no matter what form that memoir takes. You can change lives,
including your own, by sharing your story. Memoir writers understand there
are three critical pieces to creating an engaging memoir: 1) Shaping your
story; 2) Discovering meaning; and 3) Finding your voice.

In this workshop we’ll discuss all three. Crafting a memoir is not just
recording what happened but involves using creative nonfiction tools to
shape your story. Readers hunger for meaning, so a successful memoir will
provide that. And finally, how you tell the story is a product of your voice, an
elusive but critical part of everything we write.

Whether you are just thinking about writing memoir, are currently writing
one, or are ready to revise your draft, this workshop will help move you
forward. Participants will receive a copy of Writing the Memoir: From Truth
to Art
, by Judith Barrington. Register online, class is limited to 20 participants.

Catherine Friend is a fiscal year 2024 recipient of a Creative Individuals
grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by
the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts
Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural
heritage fund.

Saturday May 11th
10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
In the Foot Room