Memoir Class with Mary Barrow

Memoir Class

 Come and find the tools that will help you succeed in ‘threading’ your stories to create a complete memoir.

 Class one (8/10/17  3:00 pm - 4:40 pm): Bring your ideas and your writing. We will discuss, then look for ways to 'thread' the stories together.  Examples from several notable memoirs will be used to illustrate. You will be asked to begin to outline or structure your memoir for the second class and to draft a chapter.

Class Two (8/17/17   3:00 pm - 4:30 pm): We will continue to discuss the elements of a successful memoir and use a workshop period to apply those elements to your outline.  I will then ask that you either leave your work with me, or take it home to make changes then send to me via email at least two days before the next class.

Class Three (8/24/17   3:00 pm - 4:30 pm): We will continue to discuss successful writing, then spend half the class sharing publishing ideas and strategies

Classes will be held at the Cape Charles Civic Center (500 Tazewell Avenue). Please call CCML at 757-331-1300 to reserve your space.

Mary M. Barrow is an award-winning author, a professional editor of fiction and non-fiction, an advocate for skin cancer prevention and a past board member for the Minnesota SEED Project (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity). Her memoir, Small Moments: A Child’s Memories of the Civil Rights Movement provides a heartfelt account of her childhood in New Jersey where she grew up with transplanted Southern parents and an African American caregiver.       

Small Moments is a Winner of the 2015 Midwest Book Awards, a Finalist for the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award, and a Bronze Medal Winner for the 2015 International Readers Favorite Award.

 Other award winning titles include; Sun Protection For Life: Your Lifelong Guide to Healthy and Beautiful Skin, Lake Vacation and Danger at Graves Light.

 Mary’s passion is writing memoir, fiction and poetry.  She spent many years writing in the predawn hours before waking her children and is happiest when her day includes new pages.

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