Date & Time
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Memoir writers excavate the past to recreate emotions, feelings, and events, weaving story from personal life experiences. But memory is often faulty. What happens when key memories create logjams, disappear into holes, or stubbornly refuse to surface? Explore the positives of when “problem” memories can actually be opportunities, beckoning us to dig deeper for stories from our innermost being – the heart. Participate in several guided exercises combining memory retrieval techniques with artistic and literary aspects of memoir. Acquire new tools for writing, research, and associative triggers that help dislodge. Learn how to make what you can’t remember work for you.
Note: Optional – Bring a short list of events you want to write about but don’t remember well. Time will be allotted for sharing and gentle feedback.
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Members $125/ Nonmembers $155
New York Open Center
Lisa Romeo is the author of Starting with Goodbye: A Daughter’s Memoir of Love after Loss. Her essays and short memoir pieces are regularly published in literary and popular media, including the New York Times, O The Oprah Magazine, Brevity, and Brain Child. Lisa teaches creative writing at Bay Path University, CNF for Rutgers/Montclair State Universities, and The Writers Circle. She’s an editor with Compose Journal and Cleaver Magazine.