Don't Wait for 'Em to Die: A Master Class in Memoir by Author Lauretta Hannon
Writing a memoir is a powerful, life-changing act, whether you ever publish it or not. This seminar addresses the issues and challenges specific to the memoir. This master class is perfect for the beginning writer and the seasoned author alike.
In this three-hour seminar you'll learn:
-How speaking your truth will set you free
-How to handle painful subject matter
-How to recognize the real F-word: FEARand put it in its place
-How to deal with the opinions and reactions of family and friends
-How to revive old memories and fill in the gaps
-How to begin, organize, and frame your story
-Why authenticity matters more than anything else
-How marketing is essential to your success
-How to easily identify literary agents who are looking for memoirs
Each attendee will receive a workbook, resource packet, and recommended reading list. Once the master class has concluded, join us next door at Hemingway's for a libation and casual discussion.
About the Instructor
Lauretta Hannon is a bestselling author and commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. She has taught and encouraged writers for more than twenty years. As a writer she has captured more than 100 national awards.
Her memoir, The Cracker Queen--A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life, became a bestseller only three weeks after its release in April 2009. In 2010 the Georgia Center for the Book named her work one of the Top Twenty-Five Books All Georgians Should Read. Lauretta has completed five writing residencies at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. She is also a syndicated advice columnist and keynote speaker. She is hard at work on her next book.
This master class is part of Lauretta's Down Home Writing School(DHWS)and is suitable for writers working at any level.
What is different about this seminar?
Lauretta's Down Home Approach.
Think about it. When you go down home, you're surrounded by the people who will tell you the truth, help you along, and send you off with what you need. That is what Lauretta will do for you.
Marietta Museum of History
1 Depot Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|