Sign up now for spring memoir workshops
In the closing moments of my memoir workshop, someone always exclaims, "Five o'clock already? The hours flew by!" Or words to that effect. No one can believe it's so much fun to focus hard for a whole day on pulling a vivid, forward-driving tale from the raggedness of real life. Now's your chance to find out what you've been missing. I've just scheduled spring sessions for March 24 and April 21.
Unlike every other memoir workshop I know of, mine is for women only, with enrollment limited to eight. Our story-shaping table has the intimacy of your favourite corner in the cafe where you meet old friends. My goal is getting you to the heart of your story, not getting you published, so I'll ask lots of clarifying questions. I'll be nudging your story toward the shape and the tone that it needs, as opposed to what editors or agents might require. I don't treat your work as a broken thing to be whipped into shape; all my suggestions will flow from what you're already doing right. Whether you're just starting out or have already racked up some bylines, I'll identify the most important steps you can take toward a stronger second draft. And I'll send you home keen to get started.
When: March 24 or April 21, 9:30 - 5 (both Saturdays)
Where: Verity Women's Club, 111d Queen St. East, Toronto
Homework: A first-person story (maximum 2500 words), due approximately two weeks in advance
How much: $350 + HST ($395.50), including lunch, refreshments and a signed copy of my memoir, My Mother's Daughter
For more information, visit the online home for the workshop (I'm particularly proud of the testimonials) or message me directly: email@example.com.
Posted by Rona January 05, 2012 @ 6:13 AM.