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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 [...]

By | December 18th, 2013|Creativity|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | July 23rd, 2012|Book Reviews|2 Comments

Guestpost: Sandra Moulin”I’m Published!”

Today we welcome Sandra Moulin of Wilmington, NC to my blog. Sandra and I first met in 2007 when I conducted a memoir workshop at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. As soon as I met her (or before from her emails) I knew she was a passionate, persistent writer--NOTHING was going to stand in the way [...]

By | June 20th, 2011|Creativity, Writing|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | January 3rd, 2011|Workshops|0 Comments