Instructor: Ruth Crocker
August 6 - 9
Monday - Thursday
10am - 12pm

4 Sessions

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We all have a story to tell. Writing a memoir is an opportunity to share your story in a way that is compelling, with the energy, light and depth to make readers care. Whether you are just beginning to write your story or well on your way in the process, this workshop will enrich key storytelling skills and enhance your pleasure with writing. We will explore published memoirs and your own writing to clarify essential techniques of reflection, dialogue, scene, chronology and revision. The publication process will also be discussed.

Ruth W. Crocker’s essays have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Grace Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post among other journals and trade magazines, and been recognized in Best American well as by a Pushcart Prize nomination. Her memoir, Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War received the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Military Writers of America Silver Medal for excellence in nonfiction. She lives in Mystic, Connecticut where she is managing editor at Elm Grove Press.