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Joyce Thompson

Joyce Thompson

Joyce Thompson
is the author of six novels, two collections of stories and a memoir, Sailing My Shoe to Timbuktu. She has taught writing in public schools, extension, and MFA programs, had a play produced, and owns a tech marketing business.

The Craft and Art of Effective Memoir Writing

Feb 25 - Mar 02, 2018 Begins in 1 day
with Katie Hafner & Joyce Thompson

Memoir writing is one of the most challenging forms of narrative non-fiction. A memoir is by definition revealing, and often intimate. To write about one’s own life in prose that is compelling and engaging demands discipline and a deep self-awareness. In this workshop, aspiring memoirists can learn the art and craft of writing their life stories in authentic, captivating prose.

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