Memoir Writing and Reading

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Biweekly – Week 1 ; Monday ; 10 am – 12 pm

Term 1 – via Zoom; Term 2 – Tartu (tbc)   Workshop Full 

Memoir, unlike autobiography, is the art of reminiscing about particular events, people and/or time periods in our lives and is becoming increasingly popular. As in previous years, participants will present extracts from their own writing. Ideas/prompts are offered to stimulate writing in class and provide a source for longer pieces. Time will be given to share these explorations in a supportive and inviting atmosphere. Participants are encouraged to provide constructive feedback to sharers (who request it), as learning from others (and from published memoirs) is a significant component of this workshop. 


Kathy Honickman( is a retired French and Special Education teacher of 38 years. She is inspired by writers and the wondrous benefits derived from the sharing of memoir. 

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

Janet Tyrell( is a retired librarian enjoying various Academy offerings. Registered in the Memoirs workshop for several years, she loves to share her stories of growing up in Nevis, W. I. 

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