THOMAS LARSON MEMOIR WORKSHOP
A memoir is a story that focuses on the meaning and intensity of a
singular relationship in the author’s life—unresolved feelings for a
parent, a child, a sibling, a friend; coming to terms with a loss, an
illness, a death; remembering a significant phase like childhood or
adolescence or a period like college in which the writer was
challenged or changed.
Join Thomas Larson, author of The Memoir and the Memoirist:
Reading and Writing Personal Narrative, for a two-hour workshop in
memoir writing. We begin by discussing the significant differences
between traditional autobiography and contemporary memoir. Next
we explore memoir’s demanding questions: where do I begin, what
is my focus, how do I discover the emotional truth of my story, how
do I write about the living? With numerous writing prompts, we look
at the mainstays of the memoir form: truth-telling and self-disclosure;
sudden versus long-ago memoir; good and bad therapeutic writing;
and the importance of metaphor and myth in the personal life.
"Writing the Memoir"
THE THOMAS LARSON WORKSHOP WAS HELD AT:
Main Street Books, Hattiesburg, MS on October
For more information concerning our next Thomas Larson
workshop, contact Richelle Putnam