Category: Workshops Memoir Writing and Reading

January 9, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Knox College
59 St. George St
Toronto, ON M5S 2E6

Knox College
59 St. George St
M5S 2E6

Memoir or stories from a life, rather than a life-story, is increasingly popular. As in previous years, this workshop is structured to encourage participants to explore different ways of creating memoirs, gleaning ideas from the writing of participants as well as from published works. Ideas/prompts are offered to stimulate writing in class, and provide a source for longer pieces. Time will be given to share these memoir explorations, in a safe and inviting atmosphere. All members are encouraged to provide constructive feedback to sharers (who request it), as learning from others is a significant component of this workshop.


Elaine Gort,, facilitates groups at Bereaved Families of Ontario. She joined Memoir Writing in 2013. Adding writing to an interest in photography and family history has been challenging and inspiring.

Liz Lewis,, has work experience in Research Dietetics and later as a high school Family Studies teacher. She enjoys researching family history and has been a member of the Memoir workshop for several years.

Sally Spofforth,, conducts leadership workshops in Toronto schools. She enjoys hearing others' stories, and is excited by the creative possibilities in the making of memoirs.

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