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Veterans Writing Workshop: Begin with Memoir

  • Kansas City public Library - Plaza Branch 4801 Main Street Kansas City, MO, 64112 United States (map)

This session will explore how a writer makes use of first-person notes, drafts, journal entries, free-writing exercises and other methods to generate a strong, moving and honest first-person work of writing. We will explore literary examples, participate in low-key writing exercises and enjoy good company. Writers can use these techniques in any genre they choose: biography, family memoir, short story, poetry, essay.

Lunch will be provided.

To learn more and register, visit:  The number of participants is limited, so register today.

Presented by Catherine Anderson, M.A. and Robert Cole, M.A.

Catherine Anderson, M.A.: Catherine Anderson is the author of Woman With a Gambling Mania (2014), selected as one The Kansas City Star’s best books of the year, and two other full-length collections of poetry. She is the recipient of a recent Pushcart Prize and has won poetry prizes from the I-70 Review and the Crab Orchard Review.

Robert Cole, M.A.: Robert Cole received his M.A. in English from UMKC. He worked for ten years at area newspapers, including The Kansas City Business Journal and The Kansas City Star. He teaches English composition as a member of the adjunct faculty at Longview Community College and at Kansas City Kansas Community College.