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Memoir Writing @ The Mount

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Families picnic on the lawn on a summer evening at the Mount, Edith Wharton's historic house in Lenox.
Photo by Sarah Kenyon

Lisa Napoli will offer Memoir 101, a daylong workshop on writing a life story, at Edith Wharton’s historic house.

“You’ve been living an intriguing life,” she says. “How do you capture your story for future generations, the likeminded, or even for possible publication? In this day-long workshop, we’ll talk about the process of life-writing, yours or that of a family member or friend.”

She will cover questions including …

What are various forms a memoir can take?
How do you get started?
What are prompts (questions) to get you focused?
How do you sift through your archive–or those boxes of photos and papers discovered in your family member’s attic? And how do you deal with the archival material you don’t have?
What’s the benefit of a start-to-finish memoir versus a slice of life?
Please bring a notebook or laptop computer and a photo that tells a bit of personal history.

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Event Details

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Date:
June 23
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Event Location

The Mount
2 Plunkett St.
Lenox, MA
413-551-5111

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