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Writing Memoir to Understand Your Family

with Elizabeth Mayorca

Genres: Nonfiction, Memoir, Essay


Open to all levels

4 Sessions

Start Date: October 7, 2023
End Date: October 28, 2023
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $216.00
General Price: $240.00

How do memoirists keep their voices distinct while honoring the voice of family members? Through the use of interviews, dialogue, letters, speculation, invention, and memory, we will look at how authors bring their family members to life on the page. We will read from memoirs by Kao Kalia Yang, James McBride, Kat Chow, Maya Shanbhag Lang, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Laura Davis, and Laraine Herring. Come with photos or mementos of the member(s) of your family you wish to write about.

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Elizabeth Mayorca

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