Memoir writing class

Windsor - posted Jan, 02 2014

WINDSOR - Remember listening to your parents and grandparents tell fascinating stories of their childhoods? Wouldn’t it have been wonderful if they had written some of those stories down? On six Tuesday mornings starting on Jan. 21, Susan Omilian will help you to access your creativity and develop a writing regimen that is both rewarding and fun in the comfortable setting of Windsor Historical Society’s research library. Omilian is a published fiction and non-fiction writer who has been encouraging and guiding budding memoir writers for many years. Omilian's From Memory to Memoir: Writing Your Life Story course begins with Why You Want to Write Your Life Story and Quieting Your Inner Critic on Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sessions follow: Mining a Childhood Memory for the Jewels, Working with Memories on Jan. 28; Focusing on Defining Moments on Feb. 4; Deciding Theme and Structure for your Life Story on Feb. 11; Using Pictures, Documents and the Rest on Feb. 18; Editing your Memoir, Preparing it for Publication, Tips on Self Publishing on Feb. 25. No previous writing experience is required. The group size will be limited to eight people. The cost $60; $50 for Windsor Historical Society members. In the event of snow, the session will be scheduled the following Tuesday and the series extended a week. Registration and pre-payment are needed by Jan. 17. For more information, contact the Society at 860-688-3813 or online at The Society is located at 96 Palisado Avenue, Route 159, Windsor.

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