Many of us hold a deep dream of wanting to write. We want to understand ourselves more deeply. We want to pass our stories on to our children and grandchildren. We want to write memoir. Yet there is so much we don’t remember. Many people believe they must have perfect recall and then transcribe their memories. This stops us; we are appalled at how much we’ve forgotten, certain our memory gaps doom our writing before we begin.
This workshop will teach you how to capture the memories you do have while enhancing recollections that are vague or unclear. You will also be shown strategies for writing about those parts of your history which are impossible to know for sure. In our days together, we will create a vibrant, supportive writing community. Through creative exercises, guided meditations, and evocative writing prompts, you will learn how to transform scraps of memory into a rich written legacy. You will leave with a myriad of strategies for writing about events that happened years ago with fresh immediacy. New and experienced writers are welcome.