Alice Osborn

Write from the Inside Out

Why I Teach Memoir

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013

Why I Teach Memoir

 Memoir teaches us to look beyond ourselves at the same time writing down and honoring our past takes us inward. During this journey, we start seeing patterns and we making connections that invite compassion and empathy towards others. We reflect upon our lives and decisions. We create a legacy.   I want to help others preserve their memories so no one’s left wondering: what happened...

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Ink in the Wheels: Stories to Make Love Roll Featured Book Review

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013

Ink in the Wheels: Stories to Make Love Roll Featured Book Review

Book Review Ink in the Wheels: Stories to Make Love Roll by S. Barton Cutter and Megan Cutter My rating: 4 of 5 stars “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, they’re in each other all along.” –Rumi To create a memorable classic love story, you need to feel the love through the lens of unique characters. Barton and Megan Cutter’s joint memoir has those classic elements: separation by...

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Write Your Emotional Truth

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012

Write Your Emotional Truth

The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr begins with a traumatic childhood memory of fire, the town sheriff in their home and a doctor asking seven-year-old Mary to show him her marks. Mary Karr remembers this moment vividly, but she doesn’t remember everything that happened that night: later she needed others to “paste together” what happened the...

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Why I Teach Memoir

Posted by on Jan 3, 2011

Why I Teach Memoir

I teach memoir because I want to help others remember the past.  I want others to preserve their memories so no one’s left wondering what happened? Writing down the past provides a link, like a rope between the past and the future. Some people want to capture their stories to give something real and tangible to their grandchildren; others want to feel that their life meant and means something....

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Alice’s Upcoming Workshops

Posted by on Jan 10, 2010

I look forward to seeing you in many of my 2010 workshops this year! I’ve tried to have offerings for everyone, whether you’re a  memoirist, budding creative writer, entreprenur who’s ready to blog or a seasoned poet. I’m offering workshops in the daytime, on weekday evenings and on a few Saturdays. And for the first time, I’m offering a poetry correspondence...

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