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Workshop: On the Road to Memoir: Sidestepping Landmines with Jo McDougall (Part 1 of 2)

Saturdays, February 8 & 15, 2014

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

These potential land mines can destroy even the best of stories in memoir:  boring writing, clumsily-presented facts, lack of unity and unifying story line, no conflict, flat characters, and timidity about secrets and truth-telling—to name a few.  In a congenial, supportive atmosphere, award-winning poet and writer Jo McDougall, author of Daddy's Money: A Memoir of Farm and Family, will share what she learned on the treacherous road from memory to publication.  Through a combination of workshop and discussion, she’ll offer tips on organization, dialog, texture, revision, and more.  All levels welcome. 

Participants may submit for critique up to 8 pages of a memoir in progress or of an essay to develop into a memoir.  Deadline January 29.  For more information, email with Memoir in the Subject line.

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$100 / $80 members