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Spring 2017

“First Monday, First Person”

South Madison Branch Library, 2222 S Park St, Madison, WI

Next salon: June 5th, 6:00-7:45

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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Share the Life Lessons Write-In

We all have valuable lessons to share, earned through life experience. But we seldom make time to capture them in words for future generations! Let’s spend some time together writing personal and family stories that share values and life lessons.

Each week for three weeks  we’ll spend time discussing writing prompts on a theme, followed by quiet time writing together. We’ll finish each session sharing what we wrote with each other or talking about our process. The final session will be an open mic session.


Week 1, Money and Working
Week 2, Getting an Education
Week 3, Finding Love, Keeping Love Alive
Week 4, Open Mic! Share what you’ve written!

Where: Threshold, 2717 Atwood Avenue
When: 4 Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30-8 pm.
Cost: free. Donations cheerfully acceptation.

To register: RSVP to save your seat, Sarah White, 608-347-7329, sarah.white@firstpersonprod.com.

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Flash Memoir

 Memories are frequently more like snapshots than movies. So why not apply the techniques of flash fiction to our own life stories? “Going small” allows us to focus on the moments in which life is truly lived, absorbing lessons that would be hard to find in a larger narrative sweep. In flash memoir–stories under 1000 or even under 500 words–we challenge ourselves to develop a story concisely, concretely, with crisp precision. Accepting the challenge of creative nonfiction, we work within the boundaries of emotional and factual truth. No other rules apply.

When: Mondays, July 10 and July 7, 7-9pm

Where:  Union South, 1308 S. Dayton St.

Fee: $29.50. Students and Wisconsin Union Members receive $10 discount on each registration.

To register: Follow this link to register through Wheelhouse.

A Library Near You?

Would you like to see my workshops “Start Writing Your Memoir” or “Start Writing Your Family History” presented at a library near you? Tell your librarian about me. I am lining up my Summer 2017 schedule now.

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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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