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Melissa Hart, Your Life in Print, 8/17, Corvallis
July 12, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Melissa Hart Speaks to Willamette Writers on the River
“Your Life in Print: How to Write and Sell Short Memoir”
We’ll begin by looking at published examples of short memoir in magazines and
newspapers. From there, participants will learn how to identify compelling topics
and themes from their own lives, and how to structure a short memoir. Through
brief writing exercises, in an interactive and lively setting, we’ll talk about how
to identify just the right editor and pitch and sell the piece. Melissa will take
Melissa Hart is the author of the memoirs Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls
Inspired a Family (Lyons, 2014) and Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood (Seal,
2009). She’s a contributing editor at The Writer Magazine, and her essays have
appeared in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times,
The Advocate, High Country News, Orion, and numerous other publications. She
lives in Eugene. Website: www.melissahart.com
This is an opportunity to gain some valuable insight into the art and business of
memoir, so mark your calendar!
First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th Street (enter Dennis Hall off the 9th Street
parking lot entrance behind the church), Corvallis, Oregon.
Usual Meeting Format:
6:30 – 6:45 — Networking
6:45 – 8:15 — News and announcements followed by the program
8:15 – 8:30 — More Networking.
Monday, August 17, 2015, 6:30–8:30 pm