In memoir, the reader must be persuaded that the narrator is writing honestly, whether or not he/she is, is secondary. It doesn’t matter as much ‘what happened’ as what you make of what you remember may have happened.
The workshop will consist of a number of exercises, which help us to know how to get started when desiring to work on a memoir essay.
We’ll talk, we’ll laugh, we’ll cry. We’ll vent. We’ll write from our hearts and our minds. And then, we’ll learn to get rid of all the sentimentality and leave on the page what is important for the reader to know about your memoir.
Three hours with Ana Castillo, Ph.D., poet, novelist and writer.
Persons interested must submit 1 page writing sample to apply:anacastilloworkshops@gmail.
18 years old and up only.
Limit 15 per workshop, Three hours.
Information on upcoming workshop dates and cities will be posted in this space.
*No personal travel arrangements will be provided. Ana Castillo will be available only at the workshop facility.