Community Calendar Event

Writing Memoirs

Presented by: Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications

It's your story to tell. Not a dry, chronological inventory of your life since birth. Not a private entry in your diary. It's an honest, thought-provoking, emotional, outrageous, humorous, inspirational narrative about an aspect of your life worth sharing. A life-changing obstacle you overcame, perhaps, or a remarkable adventure only you can recount. Whatever the reason, make your story the most compelling you'll ever write, so it will be the most compelling they'll ever read.

Carolyn Choate, long-time producer at WYCN tv13 Nashua and a memoir “junkie”, will help you master the elements of this best-selling genre that breaks the conventions of autobiography and journaling to create a rare “self-portrait” from the album of personal memory and experience. Class discusssions, reading short works from distinguished memoirists (and a few infamous ones) and weekly writing exercises / assignments will have you well on your way to becoming a bona fide writer of memoir.

Joining Carolyn for an evening will be Dan Szczesny, winner of the 2016 NH Literary Award in Non-Fiction for his memoir, The Nepal Chronicles: Marriage, Mountains, and Momos in the Highest Place on Earth. In addition to several popular travel-related memoirs, Dan is a long-time journalist and associate publisher of The Hippo.

This six-week class meets on Wednesdays, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, starting on September 13 and ending on October 18.

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications

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