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Workshop: Beyond the “I”: When Memoir Meets History

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 10, 2018

“But my life isn’t interesting!” many people who want to write memoirs say. Every life is, especially when you weave in history —be it family legacies, neighborhood landmarks, or the social history that shapes us. Through readings, discussion, and in-class exercises, participants will discover strategies for writing their life stories in ways that family, friends, or strangers will want to read. This workshop meets twice (April 3 and 10) so participants have a chance to write, share, and revise—both in class and at home. Open to all levels. Conference Room



Mimi Schwartz’s latest book is When History Is Personal (University of Nebraska Press, March 2018). Her other creative nonfiction books are the award-winning Good Neighbors, Bad Times (2008) and Thoughts from a Queen-Sized Bed (2002). She is Professor Emerita in Writing at Richard Stockton University and co-author of the popular Writing True, The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction. Her essays have been widely anthologized and seven are Notables in the Best American Essays series.



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April 3
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States
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