What is a Memoir?
Memoir is a “true” story, as opposed to a fictional one and it is also writing that provides storytelling techniques which have a distinct voice and style. While memoir should be true, it is more important that the writing be emotionally true because the writer needs to recreate experience for the reader. Memoir is also about making yourself the hero in your story and showing the reader how you overcame obstacles and came out stronger on the other side.
I’ve been teaching memoir for 7 years now and it’s one of my favorite genres to teach!
Kick Start Your Memoir: The Next Level with Alice Osborn
Location: Center for Excellence, 3803‐B Computer Dr. Ste. 106 Raleigh NC
Thursday, August 14 to Thursday, September 18, 2014
(Class meets for 6 Thursdays) Time: 11:30am-1:30pm—Bring your lunch!
Additional editing package is $250, Tuition includes two 10-min accountability phone chats.
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Have you completed Alice’s Beginning Memoir Workshop Series and wish to continue? Or have you started working on your memoir and now wonder what is the next step? This class offers fun and interactive exercises and feedback to help you construct your memoir and build upon your foundation. Move forward in the direction you want to go by creating a memoir that will dazzle your readers. This class is best-suited for writers who have previous writing experience or who have been working on their memoirs. Participants bring their own lunch and there’ll be a half hour lunch break. Your tuition includes two 10-min accountability phone chats and if you’d like Alice to edit your memoir pages during the class, consider purchasing the $250 editing package (valued at $800).
“My writing has blossomed during the three years I have been working with Alice in her Memoir from Afar class. Something about the 10 pages each month organizes me to get pieces prepared and sent. Over the course of the time we have worked together, I have had one article published in a peer reviewed journal, and two other articles accepted pending minor revisions. I have also made progress on a book I’ve worked on for years, and have written several memoir pieces. Alice’s responsiveness and feedback have been very helpful and very important to me.”
—Dr. Irene Lazarus, Chapel Hill, NC
Write and Publish Your Memoir Like a Rock Star with Belea T. Keeney and Alice Osborn
Location: Center for Excellence, 3803‐B Computer Dr. Ste. 106 Raleigh NC 27609
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2014 Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.—Refreshments served
Fee: $29, spaces limited. Please register early.
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When you write your memoir you are the rock star of your story. You have overcome obstacles, experienced failures, braved the elements and have come out on top. In this workshop with editors/authors Alice Osborn and Belea T. Keeney, you’ll learn how you can harness the power of your inner rock star by charting your narrative arc, finding your theme and giving your characters a strong voice. This workshop offers fun exercises and guidance to help you write your memoir and launch it out into the world stage for readers. We invite all levels of writers to join us.
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