Tell Your Story: An Introduction to the Art of Memoir Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Tell Your Story: An Introduction to the Art of Memoir Workshop

Are you interested in memoir writing?  

Award winning author, Marita Golden, will offer a four-week memoir writing workshop, featuring four 90-minute sessions once a week during the months of April and May. The workshop will focus on how to turn memories, ideas and life into literature and create a compelling narrative that touches the mind and heart of the reader.  Participation is limited to 25 people.  

Please submit a brief statement of your writing goals to tellyourstorytrue@dc.gov, no later than Monday, April 11. Please include in the email body your preferred return email address for selection notification.  Selected participants will be notified via email by Thursday, April 14. 

Week One- April 19:  Crisis, conflict and resolution in nonfiction narratives
Week Two- May 3:  Research and memory
Week Three- May 10:  Characters and Character
Week Four- May 17: Writing with style

Marita Golden is an award-winning novelist, nonfiction writer, distinguished teacher of writing and co-founder of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, a national organization that serves as a resource center for African-American writers. In a professional writing career that spans more than twenty years, she has distinguished herself as a novelist, essayist, teacher of writing and literary institution builder. Her fiction includes the novels Long Distance Life, (a best-seller, cited as a Best Book of the Year by Washington Post critic Jonathan Yardley), A Woman's PlaceAnd Do Remember Me, and The Edge of Heaven. In the genre of nonfiction, Marita Golden has edited three anthologies, Gumbo: An Anthology of African America Writing with E. Lynn Harris; Wild Women Don't Wear No Blues: Black Women Writers on Love, Men and Sex; and, with writer Susan Shreve, Skin Deep: Black and White Women on Race.