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Writing Memoirs

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Date(s) - September 21, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Astoria Studio Collective, 372 10th St, Astoria, OR 97103


Since its first boom period in the early 1990s, memoir has become one of the fastest-growing genres in the literary publishing world. The “memoir craze” continues strong today, as veteran and emerging writers alike try their hand at recounting true stories from their lives. In this three-hour workshop, we will study various permutations of the memoir, examining excerpts from multiple acclaimed works of autobiographical nonfiction. We will then apply the lessons we learn from these expert works to our own writing, as we try to represent personal narratives in faithful and compelling ways. A series of generative prompts will help us mine our experience in this endeavor.

Andrew Zingg holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Oregon State University. He has taught writing at Oregon State and Clatsop Community College and has published works of Memoir and Creative Nonfiction at The Los Angeles Review of Books and The Believer. He currently serves on the Board of The Writer’s Guild of Astoria in the capacity of Development Coordinator.

The Writer’s Guild is a group of writers in Astoria committed to strengthening the larger community through the power of the written word. The Guild holds workshops, retreats, and monthly gatherings in the Astoria, Oregon, area. Additionally, The Guild promotes literacy in the schools and with at-risk populations through residency and workshop programming. A literate community is a thriving community. Join us. info@thewritersguild.org

For further information, please contact:
Marianne Monson (503) 709-5740 (Text or Voice) or at: marianne.monson@gmail.com

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