Tuesday, March 10, 6:00 p.m., Sheldon Branch of Eugene Public Library, 1566 Coburg Rd
Tuesday, March 31, 6:00 p.m., Bethel Branch of Eugene Public Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Rd.
Have a life story just begging to be told? At this workshop, instructor Melissa Hart will guide participants in identifying a particularly compelling life event or era and using it to shape a short or book-length memoir. This lively session will cover plot and narrative arc, characterization, dialogue, setting, historical details, the importance of research, and the ethics involved in writing a memoir that includes family members and friends. Hart is the author of two memoirs, “Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family” and “Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood.” Free. Information: 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.