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Hybrid Vancouver: Memoir – A Different Approach with Alan Rose

March 20, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Willamette Writers Vancouver presents

Memoir: A Different Approach with Alan Rose

People often find writing a memoir to be daunting—Where to begin? How to tell my story? What is my story? This one-hour interactive workshop offers an alternative to the memoir as a chronological narrative, presenting an approach that identifies and distills significant moments that helped define and shape one’s life.

Participants will be guided through a reflective writing exercise to help them through this “distillation” process: remembering a particular moment, then exploring and re-living it to realize its emotional resonance, lasting impact, and meaning for one’s life. People are invited to bring a photo or a memento (or a memory) that represents a significant moment they wish to focus on for the writing exercise. During the last ten minutes, they will have the opportunity to share their experience with their table group.

About Alan Rose

Bio: Alan E. Rose is the author of three published novels and one novella. His novel about the AIDS epidemic in Portland, As If Death Summoned, won the 2021 Foreword INDIES (small independent publishers) Book of the Year award for the LGBT category. Book reviewer for the Columbia River Reader and host of KLTV’s “Book Chat” program, Alan also coordinates WordFest, a monthly gathering of writers and readers in SW Washington state, and has conducted numerous writing workshops and classes. More information can be found on his website at www.alan-rose.com.

This will be an in-person and virtual meeting. Please meet at the Cascade Park Library, on March 20. The meeting will begin at 6 PM. If you would like to attend this event virtually, please read Zoom Details below and then register here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkdOyhrD4qGd0GslrSUx5gc0UNOb7IJFFr



About your chapter meetings

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Sign Up! Any high school or middle-grade writers are welcome to join us. Sign up for our email list at: http://eepurl.com/hRubBf  A registration link will be sent to our email list before our next meeting.

MASKING: Willamette Writers continues to require mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you are unable to mask, we invite you to join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings. Here is a link to our policies.

Zoom Details

You have to be logged into your own personal Zoom account to attend this meeting (to create a FREE account, go to Zoom.us).

Once you are logged in to your own personal zoom account, register for the meeting in the link provided above.

On the day of the meeting, log into your Zoom account and then click the link zoom sent you in your email when you registered with the link above. If you are logged into your personal zoom account, you can also click the link above and register again if you need to. If you have not done this before, we encourage you to try logging in a half hour before the meeting begins. We had to change our meeting access because of a few inappropriate guests, but we want to continue to keep our meetings open to the public.



March 20, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cascade Park Library
600 NE 136th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98684 United States
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