Newport: Memoir with Brooke Warner
May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Willamette Writers Newport Chapter Presents
Memoir with Brooke Warner
What is it about memoir that’s drawing more and more writers to the genre? And if you’re thinking about diving in, or have a memoir-in-progress, what do you need to know about the genre to make your story resonant with readers? Join your Willamette Writers Coast Chapter at the Newport Public Library on May 20th at 2 PM with memoir expert and enthusiast Brooke Warner as we find ways to make our stories bigger and more meaningful than simply “what happened.”
This workshop will guide writers through the most important craft elements: scene, narration, character development/characterization, memory and flashback, reflection, and takeaway. And we’ll examine popular memoirs that execute these elements of craft beautifully so that writers will grasp how to implement what they learn in their own writing. Whether you’re a beginning memoirist or well into your project, this workshop will give you hands-on strategies to deepen your work and, most importantly, write scenes and characters that make readers care.
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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!
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