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WestportWRITES: Advanced Memoir Writing Class

Thu, September 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, December 30

$15

Mary-Lou Weisman, bestselling author, personal essayist and memoir writer, offers an eight-session workshop for those who have had some experience in writing memoir and personal essay. The class is not a beginners' class. The goal is to foster a habit of writing, to briefly review the elements of good style and to help writers become their own best editors. Students will email their work to all class members at least two days before the next class so that they can edit their classmates' work. Those edits, plus Mary-Lou's, will be the main business of each class.

The eight sessions will be Thursdays every other week, 12:30-2:30 pm in Room 216 on the following dates: September 23, October 7 & 21, November 4 & 18, December 2, 16 & 30.

To be sure that you are ready for this advanced eight-week course, Mary-Lou will review a sample of your writing. Please email about 500 words, no more than a two page, double-spaced sample of your memoir or personal essay writing to Jennifer Keller at jkeller@westportlibrary.orgIt may take a week or so to review submissions. Class size is limited to 10. Fee, $15. Registration link will be sent after the review of your sample. Note: Because there is usually a waiting list, acceptance is contingent on your intention to attend all classes.

Information on the Introductory Workshop.

Resources for writers.

Weisman has written three memoirs (Playing House in Provence, Intensive Care and Traveling While Married); a biography (Al Jaffee's Mad Life); a bestselling humor book (My Middle-aged Baby Book). As an adjunct professor, she has taught writing, both memoir and personal essay, at The New School, New York University, Manhattanville College, and at both Westport and Norwalk Continuing Education programs.

Resources for Writers

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Details

Date:
Thu, September 23
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
EDT
Cost:
$15
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Room 216, McCall Room,The Westport Library
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880
203.291.4800

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