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Don't Wait for 'em to Die: The Memoir Master Class
Marietta Museum of History
Marietta, GA
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Don't Wait for 'em to Die: The Memoir Master Class
DON'T WAIT FOR 'EM TO DIE: THE MEMOIR MASTER CLASS by Bestselling Author & Huffington Post Blogger 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: FEAR and 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.

Advance registration is required.


Lauretta Hannon is a bestselling author, Huffington Post blogger, and has been a regular 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 six writing residencies at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. She has also been an advice columnist syndicated in 24 newspapers. She is 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.


"Lauretta's seminars are like a family reunion for writers of all levels. You will leave with a mentor, a map for your writing journey, and a new tribe of travelers."

"Her writing classes ignite you. They send you scrambling to the page, eager to apply her no frills, no prisoners, no-nonsense advice. She accomplishes the impossible in getting you from the excuses to the story."

"In her classes you have no worry of 'making the grade' or being judged. You'll learn what it takes to write a short story or your life's story. You'll leave with a smile on your face, some new friends, and with an experience you won't forget."

"Lauretta's workshops leave you inspired and rejuvenated, ready to grab that pen/paper/keyboard and get going. I can't wait to put my new skills to use!"

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 (View)
1 Depot Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060
United States

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Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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