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Winter-Spring 2017

“First Monday, First Person” 


Join us at the  Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S Park St, Madison, WI, on  December 4th.

Enjoy light refreshments and share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people, first Monday of most months. Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers. Free.

Join us on the first Monday of every month except for Monday holidays.

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Start Writing Your Memoir at South Madison Library – 6 sessions

When: Tuesday evenings, January 30 through March 6, six sessions, 6 – 8 pm. .

Where: Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park Street.

The stories of our lives connect generations and communities. That’s a priceless gift, one anyone can create, with guidance.

In this workshop for beginning writers, we will explore different aspects of writing a memoir. Whether you want to share your own life experiences or pass on your family’s stories, this class will help you get started.  We’ll spend six sessions remembering and writing together. You’ll learn to structure your stories, convey the essence of places and events, and deal ethically with writing about living people.

For each class meeting, students write a few pages on their life experiences. I suggest topics but encourage participants to write on whatever motivates them. Each class meeting includes time to share writing in a supportive environment. To enhance small-group interaction, enrollment is limited to 15. Attendees should bring paper and pen/pencils for in-class exercises.  Participants should commit to attending all sessions if possible.

“I truly enjoyed this class and I think you are a phenomenal teacher. You created a welcoming and opening environment and it was a joy to participate. You have given me tools I will use for the rest of my life as a writer.” – Hayley S.

Fee: Free!

To register: follow this link or call 266-6395.


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Let’s stay in touch.

If you would like to receive an email when my new schedule appears, let me know at sarah.white@firstpersonprod.com. With your permission, I will add you to my list.

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