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The Center For The Arts Presents Memoir Writing Workshop (virtual) Telling Your Own Story

Tuesdays & Thursdays in October

10:00am - 11:30am

Sometimes we have a true story from our lives that we’re dying to tell, but we’re unsure how to begin. This hands-on workshop will focus on the essentials of writing a memoir – what makes a good story, how to shape your material so that it’s compelling, what to tell (and omit), how to develop your own unique voice, and the broader issues involved in turning a private experience into a public work.

Instructor: Susan Jane Gilman
Location: Online via Zoom. A link will be sent to you the week before.
Dates: October 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29. (9 weeks)
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM



About the Instructor

Susan Jane Gilman is the bestselling author of the nonfiction books Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress, Kiss My Tiara, and Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven as well as the novels, The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street and the forthcoming Donna Has Left the Building. She has provided commentary for NPR, hosted a literary radio show, and written for the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Real Simple, and Ms., among many others. She has won several literary awards, and her books have been published in a dozen languages. She teaches writing and speaks to audiences worldwide.



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The Center is expanding their arts education offerings to adults with creative workshops starting late-summer. These workshops are for adults 17+. Locations range from in-house to virtual depending on the program. The Center is committed to providing creative offerings to the community in these challenging times.

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