As a literary genre, memoirs are more popular than ever, with young authors now joining the ranks of best-selling memoirists. Among the most talked about memoirs these days is Hillbilly Elegy (now a Netflix movie), by thirty-one-year-old J.D. Vance; Educated, by thirty-four year-old Tara Westover; and On Earth We Are Briefly Beautiful, by thirty-two-year-old Ocean Vuong. Maybe you too would like to write a memoir, based on an unexpected event in your life, a challenge you had to overcome, or the process of seeking your own path.
Find your narrative voice by joining Fundamentals in Memoir Writing, a new program taught by professional journalist Andrew Visconti. His dynamic weekly classes will focus on journalistic techniques to create a cohesive narrative structured around active scenes, fully developed characters, and attention to details.
Classes will be on Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, starting on January 14 and running through March 18, for a total of twenty hours. Virtual classes will be on Zoom, and the Library is asking attendees to commit to attend most of the sessions, as demand is strong and capacity is limited. To register please email email@example.com
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