Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thurs, 10/23 & 30, 7 p.m. FREE Memoir Writing Workshop

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Jean Schweid at 860-441-6750 or
Memoir Writing for Adults, a Two-Part Workshop at the Groton Public Library
Memoir Writing for Adults, a two-part workshop facilitated by Lisa Saunders, will be held at the Groton Public Library on Thursday, October 23 & October 30 at 7 p.m.
The workshop will give participants an opportunity to practice writing their life story to share with family, friends and the public.  Participants only need  bring pen and paper or a laptop to class. Other helpful materials to bring to class include yearbooks or photo albums.
Writing exercises will include some basic questions to start the process of writing a life story.  Answers will be shared in the second class. Some of the questions participants will be asked are:
•        When/where born?
•        What was your childhood home like?
•        What were the happiest times?
•        List your most vivid memories. Pick one and expand upon it.
•        Were you ever in an accident?
•        What major life lesson have you learned?
•        Did someone ever save your life or you save theirs?
•        Were you ever afraid of something?
About the Instructor: Lisa Saunders of Mystic is a freelance writer and author of three memoirs including Mystic Seafarer's Trail.  She is also an award-winning writer, TV talk show host, publicist and columnist for Patherfinder magazine where she features "Widow/ers of History." A graduate of Cornell University, she is a part-time historical interpreter at Mystic Seaport, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Mystic River Historical Society, and is the parent representative of the Congenital CMV Foundation.
Participants should plan to attend both sessions. Space is limited. Registration is required. Please call the Library at 860-441-6750 or email the library at

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