Memoir Writing and Reading

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Bi-weekly; Week 1; Monday; 10 am – 12 pm
Location: TBD

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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