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. 

Facilitators:

Kathy Honickman(khonickman@hotmail.com) 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(sallyspofforth@sympatico.ca) 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(janettyrell@rogers.com) 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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