ONLINE From Memory To Imagination
“It’s just at the tip of my tongue.” How many times have you said this when trying to remember details to write life stories? This 2.5-hour class will use writing exercises to help you remember and in more detail from all of the senses. Recognizing that memory plays tricks on us, we’ll explore honesty and the role of imagination when writing about past remembrances. We’ll practice skills that will allow you to stay true to the essence of your story without exact recall, and how to use imagination to enrich scenes, characters, plot and settings. Methods you can continue to use after the workshop. Note: Participants should bring 3-4 old photographs and an item with a scent that reminds them of something from the past.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Sharon McLeay MA is the author of three memoirs as well as newspaper and magazine articles and creative non-fiction that has been published in various anthologies. She has a master’s degree in life writing and has taught memoir and creativity at AWCS for several years. Her current efforts are focused on her own memoir, developing a series of memoir courses to be delivered in the USA and on a book to help memoir writers compose authentic life stories.