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!
A Beginning Memoir Sampler with Alice Osborn
Location: The nuLimina Center, MacGregor Park
107 Edinburgh South Dr, #109, Cary, NC 27511
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Time: 7-8:30pm
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We all have a life story inside of us and what you’ve learned over a lifetime is a treasure that must be shared. In this 90-minute workshop, you’ll learn how you can harness the power of your stories for future generations; you may be surprised by the details you can remember! Finally get that book out of your head and onto the page. The in-class writing exercises and gentle feedback from experienced writing teacher Alice Osborn will help you generate memorable prose using all of your senses. You’ll also use food, colors, and photographs to jumpstart your creativity. Alice will also provide information on publishing your memoir. All writers at all levels of experience are welcome.
Correspondence Course with Alice Osborn for Fiction and Memoir
$1200 for 12 months (that’s only $100/month!) or $600 in two payments
Self-paced year-long class begins March 15th 2014—March 15th 2015
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•Do you want to write your book?
•Do you have a dream of getting published?
•Do you need help navigating the publication maze?
This correspondence class is perfect for memoir and fiction writers who want a one-on-one writing/editing session with Alice, but don’t necessarily live in North Carolina or need more accountability with their writing practice. Writers submit 1 piece per month based on Alice’s emailed writing prompt, up to 20 pages, double-spaced. Then the hand-written critique is emailed back to the participant. With published author Alice Osborn as your writing coach you’ll improve your writing and get published this year!
Editor and Author Alice Osborn will:
•Help you with the writing process/ Be your accountability partner
•Strengthen and tone your writing
•Help you with marketing and publishing your book
Also included are 6 accountability chats and 12 video modules to help motivate your writing practice. You can skip ahead to finish your modules early in 9 months or you can take your time to finish in a year—that’s the beauty of this self-paced course.
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
“Listen, writers: If you are serious about your craft, Alice’s workshops will equip you with tools necessary for honing your skills. Besides being a master wordsmith, Alice is a compassionate, nurturing guide who provides a wealth of resources. After attending one of her workshops, I reworked a problematic story which recently won honorable mention in an international competition. I continue to refer back to Alice’s notes, now part of my ‘writing road map.’ Wherever you are on your writing journey, Alice can provide what you need to reach your desired destination!” —Fran Haley, Educator, NC