IN PERSON The Transformative Magic of Memoir
Memoirs are a very popular genre right now – have you thought of writing one? In this course, you will learn about what memoir is and what it isn’t, how to start a memoir, how to elicit those illusive memories, how to deal with emotions – your own and the ones you are writing about. We cover memoir structure, dialogue, character description, and more. We will deal with the fears and the joys of writing your memoir.
Memoir writing is not therapy – we will stick closely to the writing process – but many find that writing their memoir is therapeutic, enlightening, and even transformative. Writing a memoir can, for some, transform their understanding of their own life’s journey and the challenges they have faced.
This class will be offered in-person. Depending on the state of the pandemic in Calgary, it may be switched to an online format using the Zoom web platform. If you register, please be prepared to take the class either way.
Karen E. Lee, M.A., is an author, writing instructor, public speaker, workshop leader, a retired clinical psychologist and management consultant. She has authored two non-fiction books, Consulting into the Future 2002 about management consulting, and The Full Catastrophe 2016, a memoir of her two marriages, widowhood, healing and learning to live again after trauma. She has also authored articles that range from psychology and management topics, journal articles, memoir and history. She is presently working on another memoir – a work of creative non-fiction about the village in Ontario where she grew up.