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Memoir Writing workshop, Wilton Library, May 3, 10—2.

Writing the Stories of Our Lives: the Memoir
Workshop presented by Elizabeth Cooke
May 3, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm

Wilton Free Public Library

Our lives can be seen as a series of stories, either chronological or around one topic, or whatever we can devise: we can focus on the single day when life changed, the decade when our experience led us to a life focus, our lives with our families. There are no limits to the shape or subject of a memoir. The goal is to enjoy the exploration of memory and discover what we find, and we always find something.

At this workshop we need only bring pencil or pen, a notebook or paper, the memories we hold inside, and a desire to respond to the writing exercises Elizabeth will provide as a means of getting started.

Elizabeth Cooke taught English and writing for 36 years; she learned to become a writer by teaching her students, of all ages and types, to write. She has published two novels; Complicity and Zeena, and a work of non-fiction called Tong Ting Finds a Family, the story of her adoption of a two year old from China well after her first children were born. Now that she is retired she is undertaking a writing project, a memoir, about her years in the classroom and the moments from own life, and how each affected and shaped the other.

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