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Write for Your Life: A Workshop on Memoir Writing

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Muskoka Place Gallery

1182 Foreman

Port Carling, ON P0B 1J0

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Is there something about your life you're longing to share? Were you part of an event that you could cast a personal and illuminating light on? Have you dreamt of creating a memoir or autobiography for your children or grandchildren, letting them know what the world was like when you were growing up or starting out?

This all-day session will help distill your memories into writer's ink and help you begin crafting them into a cohesive memoir. This workshop will focus on techniques for getting original memories down in all their sensuous detail, and riveting your reader in the process. There will be discussion on how to recognize the possibilities for short fiction in your writing as well.

Participants will leave the workshop having written, having listened to the lives of others and (if they choose to!) had their own work listened to and witnessed.

No experience necessary! If you've ever wanted to put your memories down on paper but don't know where to start or how to finish, this workshop is for you.

Material covered will include:

  • the difference between an autobiography and a memoir
  • how to determine your readership
  • a format for accessing your memories
  • the difference between the creative and the editorial process
  • several interactive exercises
  • how to organize your work into a finished presentation for your family, an agent or a publisher
  • a series of take-home exercises to keep up the momentum gained in this workshop

What to Bring: A notebook and a fast writing pen; your memories; a light lunch and bottled water.


Susan Lynn Reynolds is a writer, teacher and practicing psychotherapist. She teaches writing through workshops in the community, in college continuing education programs, and in social services settings. She writes and has won awards for her YA novel, short stories, poems and non-fiction.

She has been leading writing workshops for female inmates at Central East Correctional Centre for twelve years, a program for which she received the June Callwood Award.

Sue also leads professional training for Amherst Writers International and the Toronto Writers Collective and is the Executive Director of Amherst Writers Canada.

She is passionate about the power of writing to change lives.

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